Improved Energy Efficiency Helps Save £290 A Year

Improved energy efficiency helps save £290 every year.

In the UK, improved energy efficiency has helped diminish low carbon policy costs on energy bills and lowered emissions.

As a result of energy efficient measures, the average household energy bill fell by more than £20 per month in 2016, whilst low carbon policies added around £9 a month, indicating the effectiveness of making energy efficient alterations to homes.

According to the Committee on Climate Change, households spent £115 less per year than was spent in 2008, before the Climate Change Act was passed.

Households are saving on average £290 per year since 2008 and gas and electric use has declined by 23% and 17% respectively.

Upgrades to fridges, freezers and boilers have been made to improve home energy efficiency.

It has been reported that improving home energy efficiency is crucial to hitting the targets of the Paris Agreement.

CCC Chairman Lord Deben said: “Action to deliver a cleaner, more efficient energy system is already delivering benefits for households and businesses. UK emissions are falling – down 38% from 1990 to 2015 – while GDP has risen by almost 65% in the same period. Meanwhile the typical household energy bill has fallen in real terms since 2012.

“The UK’s progress to reduce emissions and its comparative advantage in important areas such as the automotive sector, offer opportunities for future growth and employment while delivering vital action to tackle climate change.”

It recently emerged that energy errors can cost households hundreds of pounds every year.

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