It will take a shift in behaviour for some people to remember not to use excessive amounts of cheap energy, an expert has pointed out.
Dr Will Swan of the Centre for the Built Environment at the University of Salford commented that human behaviour can "make as big a difference" as installing green energy devices.
"It is about values, it is about the ideas that people have, it is about how we pay for our energy and it is also about habits. Some people walk out of a room and consciously they will turn the light off and other people won't," he noted.
Dr Swan also stated that technology is being driven by different factors.
"The green deal is emerging, the renewable heat incentive will be coming in shortly, there will be a new energy company obligation - and actually these things are really important. Things like the taxes and the incentives actually give us ideas about what technologies we use," he added.
His comments come after environment minister Edwin Poots noted that small steps to reduce, reuse and recycle could save householders money.
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