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Through the keyhole 3: energy use

Our series of ethnographic films exploring people’s lifestyles at home continues with a film on people’s energy use. This film looks at people’s energy use through heating, cooking, washing, use of electrical appliances, lighting, as well as their motivations.

The six households filmed took their energy use into serious consideration. For some families it is the children who prompt their parents to turn lights off and switch the energy off at the socket instead of leaving an appliance on standby. Other householders admit to having good intentions but not always following them through.

Most people interviewed felt that they would be more motivated to keep their energy use in check if energy companies could show them exactly how much money they would be saving.

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