Lancaster University launches research to reduce energy bills

Lancaster University has teamed up with an energy supplier to undertake research to reduce energy bills. The university will develop forecast systems which will determine more accurately gas and electricity consumption across the country. It will use historical data including peak usage times and seasonal trends, which together with weather factors such as temperature and wind […]

Students waste £11m of electricity

Students in the UK are boiling away nearly £11m in electricity a year by mis-using kettles. According to research by Lancaster University, the UK’s two million university students waste around £10.8m-worth of electricity by overfilling kettles or leaving them to boil for too long. Now the university is to put wireless monitoring technology in students’ […]