[Cutting the cost in the Kitchen]
Cutting costs in the Kitchen
The following table demonstrates the typical yearly electricity consumption for a kitchen. To estimate your own yearly consumption figures try our Home Electricity Consumption Guide. This will enable you to see how much electricity you use per year, also the typical costs and the amount of CO2 used per year.
It also would be responsible for the emission of 911.67 kg of carbon dioxide.
i) Instead of always heating soup or boiling potatoes, vegetables trying using the microwave- could save 2 hours electricity per week.
Using the microwave for
heating liquids would save £7.63 a year.
Microwaves use far less
energy than cooker rings and therefore can save electricity - this simple
measure could save 112.16kWh a year
112.16 kWh x 2,350,000 houses = 263,576,000 kWh/year
ii) As mentioned earlier
45% of Scotland's electricity is produced from fossil fuels - so figure
needs to be adjusted to reflect this.
iii) For fossil fuels every kWh of electricity produces 0.97 kg of CO2
0.97kg x 118,609,200 kWh/year
= 115,050,924 kg/CO2
0.16 % of Total CO2 Emissions (Scottish total = 72,300,000,000 kg)