Cutting Your Own Carbon Footprint Has More Impact Than Previously Thought

Individuals and families who act to reduce their carbon footprint by switching off lights, turning appliances off with surge protector switches or unplugging them, washing clothes and dishes with cooler water, have a much greater impact than has previously been estimated, according to a British study published in the current issue of the journal Energy Policy.

The study concludes that “the figure used by government advisors to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide saved by reducing people’s electricity consumption is up to 60 percent too low.”

For further details on the study conducted by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, see this report in Science Daily.

Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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