Blaenau Gwent AM urges residents to save energy
3:31pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
BLAENAU Gwent AM Alun Davies has teamed up with the Energy Saving Trust to encourage householders in Blaenau Gwent to adopt energy saving behaviours during Energy Saving Week from October 21 to October 26.
The average home in Wales could save up to £250 a year by being energy efficient.
The five top energy saving behaviours householders are being encouraged to adopt include washing clothes at 30 degrees, taking a five minute shower, checking car tyre pressures regularly, turning down room thermostats by one degree and turning appliances off standby during Energy Saving Week.
Duncan McCombie, Director, Energy Saving Trust, Wales, said: “Energy saving works best when it doesn’t mean huge lifestyle changes. We are all suffering from increasingly hectic lifestyles, and this Energy Saving Week we’re really pushing the concept that a few small changes in your behaviour can make a real difference.
“For example, the average family in Wales could save between £50 and £90 a year just by remembering to turn things off standby.”
Mr Davies added: “We are all responsible for contributing to reducing Wales’ carbon footprint. In these economic times, the cash savings that go hand in hand with cutting energy use in households shows that there’s never been a more prudent time to commit to saving energy.
“I’d urge people across Blaenau Gwent to adopt at least one energy saving behaviour this Energy Saving Week in a bid to reduce carbon emissions in their area and save energy and money.”
For more energy saving tips and advice visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website, www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Wales
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