Wednesday, 15 August 2012

UK energy use worse than thought


A new type of study to measure and monitor electricity in real-time, has shown that millions of energy consumers in Britain reached a usage much worse than previously thought.

The study calculated data from 251 monitoring systems in owner-occupied households in Britain, to analyze exactly how the energy within a home was being used.

The calculated analysis included the usage of electrical items on how much power was being used in them, when they were being used and the amount of time using them.

Analysis from the study revealed how people in the UK are growing more attached to technology, especially home entertainment. It showed that residents are watching 10 billion hours more television than originally estimated, which includes large amounts of energy consumption on a daily basis.

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