A study conducted by the Adam Hawkes has revealed that saving energy by switching off the electrical appliances, when not being used, is much more effective than ever thought. The study also showed that energy efficient models are very effective in reducing carbon dioxide emission.
Adam Hawkes is from the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London. Adam studied the figures, on the basis of which, UK Government calculates the effect of measures taken for energy saving. He said that the figure taken by the Government can be reduced by 60% more.
At present, the Government is using an average for all forms of generation to come up with value of 0.43 kilograms of Carbon dioxide on per kilowatt hour of electricity consumed. According to Hawkes, the actual rate from 2002 to
2009 is 0.69 kilograms of CO2 per kilowatt hour.
The figure also comprises sources of low-carbon energy like wind and nuclear.
"This means any reduction we make in our electricity use could have a bigger impact on the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by power stations than previously thought", says Adam.
This study will help the policy makers in making effective decisions for reduction in carbon emissions.