We're all using more and more energy: charging up our mobiles and laptops, keeping our rooms so hot that we walk around in short sleeves in the winter, or leaving lights on all day and night whether we are using the rooms or not. But the consequences of using so much so freely is causing our climate to change, and our energy bills to rise.
There are many small things we can do which cost nothing but can make a difference. This book gives you over 100 tips for saving energy, money and the environment, ideas for taking it a bit further with solar installation or wind turbines, plus facts about our energy use and its impact on our climate.
Contents Introduction How much electricity do you use? Home heating Water heating Lighting Cooking Keeping things cool Washing and drying clothes Washing dishes Electrical appliances and gadgets Renewable energy and your home: Solar power; Small-scale wind turbines; Biomass (biofuels); Ground-source heat pumps; Small-scale hydro power Advice and grants Resources
Previously a director of Outward Bound Wales, Jon Clift taught outdoor pursuits for many years, going on to take a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Management. He now works as a freelance environmental consultant and lives in Salcombe, South Devon. Before moving to Devon 15 years ago to run a smallholding, Amanda Cuthbert worked in theatre and in television, writing, presenting and producing programmes. Author of two books, she now works as a freelance writer and marketing consultant and lives in Dartington, Devon.