Enigin News - Energy Awareness Needed for UK
LACK of awareness in the UK about the cost of energy means that action needs to be taken ahead of the government’s Green Deal energy efficiency scheme to change behaviour..
BusinessGreen reports that the UK government and businesses need to increase their marketing efforts ahead of the launch of the scheme, after the survey by YouGov of over 2,000 people found 81 per cent of UK adults who get energy bills do not know exactly how much they spend on energy, with only 13 percent knew exactly how much energy they have used.
The soon to be launched Green Deal is a financing scheme that will allow businesses and residential consumers to undertake energy saving property improvements at no upfront cost.
But according to BusinessGreen the renewable energy director for electricals supplier Rexel, who commissioned the survey, Jerry Hamilton, said the survey should serve as a warning to businesses hoping to benefit from the forthcoming Green Deal scheme.
"[Our survey] clearly highlights the vast lack of awareness among the UK public with regards to energy consumption," he said. "If initiatives like the Green Deal are to take off and deliver on the promises they make, the wider industry has a crucial role to play."
He said the whole industry should work together to educate the public on how to change their energy use behaviour.
"I am confident that, if the industry can really focus on education, Green Deal deployments will rise significantly," he concluded.
Enigin Distributors educate their clients in an effort to raise energy efficiency awareness and change behaviour so they can see the low and no cost energy savings via the Eniscope Real-time energy monitoring and Display from Enigin, which allows people to see the difference their energy saving actions can make.
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Thursday 9th August 2012