Quote from Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party:

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“The Green Party welcomes this research, which helps shed further light on the potential to cut CO2 emissions from energy use in the home.

“We need to step-up public information about climate change and about the need to take simple measures like switching off unwanted lights. Pump out more information and we’ll pump out fewer emissions.

“But it’s clearly not enough to just encourage people to cut their energy use. The government should take every step it can, for instance by banning the fitting of stand-by switches to televisions, and by enforcing tighter regulations on the energy-efficiency of electrical goods, and by setting higher energy standards for homes. Those are actions that would cost nothing and hurt no-one, but would have a significant impact on overall energy use.”

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