Saturday, 31 January 2009

Saving Energy Needs Deeds Not Words

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, says that local authorities need more funds to ensure energy saving is happening.

He alleges that existing building regulations are not being implemented. Research shows that up to 30% of properties being built would fail existing regulations.

Another area where deeds are not matching words is 'smart meters'. He says it could be as long as 5 to 10 years before we see any tangible change in the number of smart meters in homes. Other countries have shown that smart meters can cut energy consumption by up to 10%.

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