Reducing energy consumption appears to be a growing concern among British households, with a recent Energy Saving Trust (EST) survey indicating that 74 per cent of people are seeking ways in which to reduce bills.
And the Independent has featured a few suggestions to help in this regard, as devised by bodies such as the European Union, directgov.uk and the American Environmental Protection Agency.
These include purchasing energy-efficient light bulbs such as Smilights and turning off all lights when leaving a room.
Speaking recently to red top paper the Sun, a spokesman for the EST noted that low energy lamps "have always been a bright idea" and design innovations mean they are no longer "bulky and oddly shaped".
But of course there are other methods that will help and switching appliances off after use, only boiling as much water as necessary, covering pans when cooking and buying efficient goods that are Energy Star-rated received a mention as well.