Delyn MP David Hanson his backing the UK’s first Energy Saving Day (E-day) this week between 6pm on Wednesday 27 February and 6pm on Thursday 28 February. The day will highlight the potential for energy saving measures in the course of a typical 24 hours.
During this experiment everyone will be asked to see if they can save energy in their home, school or office, by leaving off electrical items such as lights in rooms that are not being used, televisions left on standby, mobile phone chargers left plugged in. The National Grid will assess what difference the day makes to national energy consumption and the cumulative effects of millions of energy saving measures will be updated on the E-Day website on a minute-by-minute basis.
E-day is an independent and apolitical organisation and energy companies, charities involved in climate change, and other corporate backers have offered their support for E-day.
David Hanson said:
“I would encourage everyone to make the best use of energy in their homes at all times and this Thursday is a great opportunity to assess the difference extra vigilance can make.
“By turning off unnecessary electronic equipment at work and at home we can all save both money and energy.”