The figures shown below give an approximation of what average reductions in energy (and hence carbon emissions) might result from UK individuals by taking the following actions:
20 kWh/day – Put on a wooly jumper and turn down your heatings thermostat (to 15 or 17 deg C say). Make sure the heating is off when noone is in the house.
35 kWh/day – Stop flying
20 kWh/day – Drive less. Drive more slowly, drive more gently, car pool, join a car club, walk, use trains and buses. Use an electric car.
4 kWh/day – Change lights to fluorescent or LED
20 kWh/day – Dont buy clutter. Avoid packaging.
10 kWh/day – Eat vegetarian six days out of ten.
5 kWh/day – Eliminate draughts.
10 kWh/day – Double glazing.
10 kWh/day – Improve wall, roof and floor insulation.
8 kWh/day – Solar hot water panels.
5 kWh/day – Photovoltaic panels.
10 kWh/day – Replace fossil fuel heating by ground-source or air-source heat pumps.
The figures above illustrate the importance of reducing travel by car and plane.