Switch off your appliances

Appliances, such as TVs and computers, continue to use electricity when they’re on standby, so it’s best to turn off all your electrical devices when you’re not using them. And make sure you unplug your mobile phone charger when it’s not in use as it continues to convert energy whilst still plugged in. If we all made sure we turned our appliances off when we’re not using them we’d save a massive amount of electricity each year – the equivalent of around two power stations’ worth per annum

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