No, there’s a mistake here:
The study, which closely monitored the electricity use of 250 homes, found that the households were spending between £50 and £86 on gadgets in a “non-active” or standby state, equivalent to 9pc to 16pc of the average electricity bill.
I’m not sure I believe that but say that we do.
Across the UK, households could be losing £1.3 billion by not fully switching off computers, televisions and other electronic devices, the research from the Energy Saving Trust and two government departments revealed.
Err, no, you cannot do that. For:
The Powering the Nation report revealed that the households studied were using around 10pc more than average UK energy use,
Sigh, you cannot multiply out what you know to be above average use across all households.
What you’ve possibly found is why these households are using more than average. But you most certainly cannot conclude from your more than average households that everyone is doing this.