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Jeanette's Energy Conservation Tips

Commercial Buildings

* Reduce lighting levels in foyers, stairwells and corridors.
* Turn lights off when leaving building, turn on again when cleaners arrive.
* If people are wearing shirtsleeves, reduce heating levels until it is comfortable in a jacket.
* Investigate whether heating is turned on too early before work.
* Ensure all computers are turned off when users leave for the day.
* Parliamentary buildings should lead the way!

Industry

* Solutions are more site-specific but include some of the above, plus ensuring motors are not left running when not needed.

Local Government

* Same as commercial buildings, plus
* Checking maintenance on all water and sewage pumps.
* Turning off every second street light in areas where pedestrians are not at risk.

Households

* Don't leave hot water tap running or dripping.
* Turn lights and heaters off when leaving room.
* Turn home computer off when not using for several hours.
* Keep lid on jug and pans when cooking.
* Do wash clothes in cold water.
* Turn TV off at wall, not just at set.
* Use draught stoppers on doors and keep doors shut in rooms you are heating.
* Dry washing in the sun when you can.
* Save dishes and clothes wash until you have enough for a full load.

None of this is new, none of it is rocket science. There is no single magic bullet. But all these measures together will bring the lakes up and the prices down, and reduce the chance of blackouts later in the year.

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