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UK energy use worse than thought
A new study has shown that millions of households in Britain are using too much electricity.
A new study has shown that millions of households in Britain are using too much electricity.
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:2PM
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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.

Moreover, many hours of watching television has contributed to the obesity pandemic in Britain. A report in July by scientists, stated that every extra hour of television a toddler watches weekly, has a great impact on their waist size and athletic ability by the time they reach the age of ten.

Although the young generation in the UK becomes more attached to electronic equipment in their daily lives, household owners continue to struggle with increased prices of energy bills on a yearly basis.

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