biofuels advantages and disadvantages

Welocme to Energy Efficient Wales

Remember - If you are worried about your heating bills do not switch off your system or drastically cut down! Ask your supplier for help and information.  
15-20°C is the ideal temperature for the living room

Close all curtains at dusk to trap heat, also think about having curtains between doors

  • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use
  • Set all thermostats correctly for most efficient use
  • Swap to low energy light bulbs
  • Ensure your hot water cylinder is insulated
  • Showers use much less energy than taking a bath
  • Don't overfill the kettle - jug kettles are ideal

Fuel poverty damages peoples' quality of life and imposes wider costs on the community. Many vulnerable members of society will die this winter from the effects of fuel poverty.

Pollution

It is our aim to reduce the energy use and carbon dioxide emissions to 60% of 2000 levels by the year 2045.

Energy comes mostly from the consumption of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas (called fossil fuels because they are the remains of plants and animals which lived on the Earth millions of years ago). This uses up finite resources, and the carbon burned in fuel forms carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming. Fuel combustion also creates other air pollutants. Many people don't realise the adverse environmental effects of excessive energy consumption, or that some traditional energy sources will soon run out. Our behaviour must change to reduce our energy consumption.

Reducing Fuel Costs

Lower fuel costs increases a household disposable income which helps the local economy.

Did you know that most energy efficiency improvements such as loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or low energy lighting actually give a higher rate of return on an investment than a high street bank or building society.

A low energy light bulb:

  •  Initial cost = £6
  •  Annual Savings = £14
  •  Average Lifetime = 7 years
  •  total savings £98.00