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Climate Week 2013 begins

Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign that is aiming to drive fresh action on sustainability, has been launched today.

Ending 10 March, the campaign will showcase practical solutions from every sector of society.

The campaign is an annual, national occasion that aims to place green energy high on the social and political agenda, while helping to show what positive steps are already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.

It is hoped that, by using these examples, many more will be inspired to take action to improve Britain’s use of renewable energy technologies.

Events such as Climate Week are geared towards getting British householders to invest in reducing their carbon footprint.

NAPIT has announced their sponsorship and support for Climate Week.

NAPIT chief operating officer Martin Bruno said: “We are proud to be involved with such a high profile event. At NAPIT, we are committed to promoting energy efficiency on many levels. We are the communications partner for two EU funded projects, Renergy and Regreen.

“These projects aim to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practice of community funded and inspired case studies amongst a group of European partners in the field of renewable energy and greener buildings.”

According to an analysis by the Office for National Statistics, published to mark the start of Climate Week, households have cut back on vehicle fuel but not air travel or gas.

Households’ consumption of gas has increased by 7 per cent per head in the last decade. This increase has taken place at the same time as there have been large price increases, meaning that households quarterly spending per head in Q3 2012 has almost tripled compared with Q3 2002.

The amount of vehicle fuel purchased has fallen by 18 per cent.

The ONS said that the consumption of vehicle fuels will be influenced by a number of factors: the price of fuel, household income, the price of vehicles and their fuel efficiency to name but a few.

Changes to road tax (cars with higher CO2 emissions incur a higher tax) and increasing fuel prices will have influenced consumers’ decisions on fuel purchases and the purchase of greener, more efficient cars.

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