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Students switching to energy conservation mode

Students switching to energy conservation mode
FIRST-YEAR students from seven universities across England, not Scotland, are celebrating their energy-saving successes following a national competition to encourage students to reduce their energy consumption.

FIRST-YEAR students from seven universities across England, not Scotland, are celebrating their energy-saving successes following a national competition to encourage students to reduce their energy consumption.

As part of the Student Switch Off campaign – which is backed by power company E.ON, 22,000 first-year students in 58 halls of residence across England competed against each other to see who could save the most energy and carbon throughout the academic year.

The students received energy-saving advice and support from more than 2,800 “Eco-Power Rangers” – students living in halls who pledged to use their energy carefully and encourage their friends to do the same.

The students reduced their energy consumption by an average of 8.6%, saving their respective universities a cumulative total of more than £100,000 on their energy bills and reducing carbon emissions by more than 510 tonnes. That’s equivalent to leaving a 15-watt energy-saving light bulb on for a staggering 9,000 years.

The seven participating institutions were the Universities of Birmingham and Birmingham City, Bradford, Leicester, Warwick, the University of East Anglia and King’s College London.

Energy wants E.ON, ScottishPower and/or Scottish & Southern to run a similar scheme for Scottish universities where bills are higher.

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