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Cut by a quarter

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The BBC recently reported households in England and Wales have cut their energy use by a quarter over the last six years.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest the average consumption of gas and electricity fell by 24.7% between 2005 and 2011.

The reduced consumption has naturally been attributed to households economising in the current financial climate, with bills rising by an average of 28%. One can only hope the raft of energy efficiency measures now available to the public played a very significant part too.

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