Tag Archive for 'water use'

Guernsey Water offers advice to waste less water and reduce bills

July 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water encourages customers to be mindful of their water usage habits during this hot and dry weather, and to think about reducing wastage wherever possible. The latest water storage figures show that Guernsey’s reserves are still in a healthy state, but the utility are aware that prolonged dry weather spells can put pressure on […]

Wasting water and energy second nature in most British households

July 4th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust

Based on a study of 86,000 British households, the shower represents the biggest single use of water in the average British home. The study published in the report “At Home with Water” was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation, in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney. […]

People waste up to half of all food produced

January 10th, 2013 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers

A report “Global Food, Waste Not, Want Not‘ by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that as much as 50% of all food produced around the world never reaches a human stomach due to issues as varied as inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities through to overly strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free offers and consumers […]

Awareness of water and energy use saves money and resources

February 21st, 2012 by Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust shows how small changes in everyday behaviour can greatly reduce water and energy use and lower bills. Behavioural change is the quickest and least costly way of saving energy and water in a resource constrained world.

Power shower use quickly uses more water and energy than baths

November 30th, 2011 by Unilever UK and Ireland

A study by Unilever UK and Ireland is the first to reveal what British families really get up to in the shower. The findings will enable scientists to help consumers to save energy, water and money. Using innovative new technology, developed at Unilever’s Port Sunlight R&D laboratory, researchers are now able to monitor actual showering […]

Guernsey Water encourages wise water use

November 24th, 2011 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water encourages Islanders to think carefully about their water consumption and consider simple but effective ways to reduce water wastage. The utility recently carried out an online survey to gather information about the Guernsey public’s water usage habits and to ascertain whether there were any examples of water wastage which could be addressed.

Emissions from energy use in the water sector are poorly understood

July 1st, 2011 by University of East Anglia

Greater understanding is needed of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use in the water sector if it is to meet sustainability goals, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). In a study published online today in Nature Climate Change, Professor Declan Conway and Sabrina Rothausen argue that greater focus on the […]

Guernsey Electricity working to reduce water use

March 31st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Guernsey Electricity Ltd is currently one of Guernsey Water‘s largest customers, but the electricity utility is striving to reduce water use. The company’s older diesel power station, C station, has open circuit cooling.  C station produces the cloud of steam seen from The Bridge in St. Sampson. The older diesel power station uses 0.88 cubic […]

When we use energy we use water

March 31st, 2011 by WaterLink International

This article is published courtesy of WaterLink International.  It was published originally on 29 March 2011 by Environmental Expert.com. ———— As Japan’s nuclear power plant emergency has highlighted, water is needed in copious quantities to generate energy. To mark World Water Day, Sandra Postel (National Geographic) considers the huge water footprint of energy generation. According […]