County Antrim residents are the most committed to making
lifestyle changes to save energy in the home, the Energy
Saving Trust has revealed.
The residents of County Fermanagh, however, were least enthusiastic
about making changes, the survey found.
Commitments to help fight climate change were made by 103,000
households in Northern Ireland. If Antrim residents honour
their promises, they will save over £900,000 a year on fuel
The trust, which was set up to mitigate the damaging effects
of climate change and cut carbon dioxide emissions, said the
Antrim savings would equal the annual fuel bills of 1,000
homes. Even though Fermanagh was bottom of the table, the
trust said residents could still save more than £83,000 on
fuel bills, cutting carbon emissions by 570 tonnes annually.
Noel Williams head of the trust in Northern Ireland said
everyone should follow the example of Antrim residents who
were committed to making lifestyle changes. "If everyone in
Northern Ireland who committed, honours their promises, collectively
they will save around £2.7m a year, which is enough CO2
a year to fill 110,000 double-decker buses - nearly 19,000
tonnes" - he said.