Scots’ love of gadgets threatens green plans

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Our love of plasma screen TVs, fridge freezers and tumble driers could mean the UK will miss a carbon emission reduction target by almost seven million tonnes.

That is the stark finding of a new report by the Energy Saving Trust, the independent body set up to help householders reduce their energy bills and combat climate change.

It also says if every householder in Scotland replaced these three appliances with Energy Saving Trust Recommended models £50million would be saved in fuel costs.

The Trust says the UK will miss its 2020 target of a 34 per cent reduction in domestic appliance electricity carbon emissions from 1990 levels by up to seven million tonnes, unless consumers act.

The figures come in a new report, ‘The elephant in the living room.’

 

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