A report by the Energy Saving Trust has today confirmed that the UK is using 10% less Gas and Electricity than 5 years ago, this is a result of Government and EU policies.
The tightening of standards has been driven by policies to improve energy security and tackle climate change. A report from the UK Committee on Climate Change said household bills would have increased by an extra £165 between 2004-2013 if the energy savings had not been made.
It said gas use for heat and hot water had declined more than a quarter since 2004 - for a typical household. This reflects improvements in boiler efficiency and pipe insulation.
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