Can these people be trusted ?
A few weeks ago I spotted something on the EST website - here is the correspondance:
My original query was:
Your website states that "Leaving gadgets and appliances on standby across the UK wastes over £900 billion worth of energy"
This seems like a very large figure - can you tell me how you have arrived at this figure ?
In response, the EST replied:
Many thanks indeed for pointing that out. It’s a particularly unfortunate error which makes the statement 3 orders of magnitude out. Total UK energy spend is in the region of £30 billion and wasted electricity due to standby consumption is in the region of
£900 million. This figure is derived from work done by the Market Transformation Programme. More information on UK standby consumption can usually be found here:
However it looks like they’ve removed the documents temporarily for updating.
The Energy Saving Trust Knowledge Services Team