Energy consumers aged 16-24 are more likely than their older counterparts to have low carbon and smart technologies in their home.
That’s according to Ofgem‘s latest consumer survey which suggests 42% of 16-24-year-olds have already installed at home at least one of these technologies, including electric vehicles (EVs), solar PV and heat pumps.
That compares to almost 24% of the older age group 25+.
The survey which focuses on the attitudes of young energy consumers on climate change and decarbonisation also found that 16-24-year-old energy consumers were more likely than older customers to have EVs.
Almost 9% of the respondents said they have an EV compared to 2% of those aged 25+.
However, young energy customers were no more likely to have solar panels.
That is mainly attributed to young peoples’ living arrangements as the majority live in rented accommodation, the research suggests.