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Burton Company Undertakes National Environmental Awareness Survey

Burton Company Undertakes National Environmental Awareness Survey


Environmental summit has encouraged Brits to take steps to reduce waste, emissions and use of electricity



A survey released today by Burton-based solar panel retailer and installer, Project Solar UK, shows the real impact of the COP 27 summit on Brits behaviour.


Following the coming together of nations to progress climate change initiatives, Brits were asked for their opinions  and understanding of what happened at the recent get together in Sharm El-Sheikh


While 62% of those surveyed correctly said that it was a climate conference, 4% thought COP 27 was a TikTok channel, 5% thought it was a car model, 4% thought it was a famous landmark, 5% said it was a TV model and most worryingly, 20% admitted to not knowing what it was.


In the aftermath of the highly publicised environmental event, the survey revealed some encouraging statistics:


68% stated* that their household now takes steps to reduce waste

56% stated* that their  household now takes steps to reduce emissions


69% stated* that their household now takes steps to reduce electricity usage



Trying to reduce how much expensive electricity we power through each day is clearly high on the agenda for two thirds of Brits. Project Solar UK, the country’s leading installer of solar panels, which convert the natural resource of the sun into energy, has seen enquiries rise by over 180% in the past 6 months from those who are keen to find alternative ways to heat and light homes and run  domestic appliances.  The company, with a base in Lancaster Business Park in Burton on Trent, is the leading retailer and installer of solar panels, and is managing installations across the country.


Simon Peat, CEO of Project Solar UK, says, “Our survey shows that COP27 has piqued the interest of many people who are looking at real alternatives to burning fossil fuels for their energy.  People are taking practical steps to reduce their energy usage, emissions and waste and COP 27 has had a massive part to play in keeping these issues at the forefront of peoples thinking. Installing solar power in the home is a  way we can each address climate issues in a practical sense and we are here to offer free information and advice to anyone considering making the change.”




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