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팜프렛이 인상 깊어 검색해보니 2012년 올림픽을 준비하는 영국민들의
꿈과 자신감을 엿볼 수 있었습니다.
회원 여러분께 도움이 될 듯하여 소개합니다.
그 중 인상깊은 부분 일부를 소개합니다.
THE REAL COST OF LIVING
A typical family of four creates enough carbon dioxide in one year to fill six giant hot air balloons.
One wasted drip of water per second adds up to around 1,200 litres in a year.
Less than 1% of London’s energy comes from renewable sources.
The volume of rubbish produced in the UK could fill Wembley Stadium in a week.
A single washing machine cycle uses up to 100 litres of water, totalling 26,000 litres a year.
70% of a home’s heating is wasted on just heating up the walls.
In half an hour, a water sprinkler uses as much water as a family of four would use in a day.
The amount of heat lost in homes annually through the roofs and walls is enough to heat 3 million homes for a year.
Nearly £5billion is wasted on energy in the UK every year – this is enough money to give every man, woman and child £84 each.
THE NEW COST OF LIVING
Every two minutes the sun gives the earth more energy than we use worldwide in a whole year.
Britain’s coastline has the ability to provide 35% of Europe’s wave-power resources for electricity generation.
London receives less rainfall per head than cities like Madrid, Istanbul and Dallas and the average annual rainfall is nearly half that of Addis Ababa.
Upgrade your old fridge and freezer to the latest energy saving products. The electricity saved would be equivalent to the annual output of three power stations.
Turn down your thermostat by 1° Celsius or use one hour less heating a day and you could cut your bills by 10%.
Grants of £400-£5,000 are available for installing solar panels for heating water, mini wind turbines for electricity, ground source heat pumps and wood-fuelled boiler systems.