Renewable electricity as a percentage of gross electricity consumption, 2009.
The renewable electricity directive (2001/77/EC) defines renewable electricity as the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in total electricity consumption. The latter includes imports and exports of electricity. The electricity generated from pumping in hydropower plants is included in total electricity consumption but it is not included as a renewable source of energy.
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Take a quick shower instead of a bath.
Showers require as little as a third of the water! However, this is true as long as you keep them under five minutes long. So be quick and use a shower timer to keep track of time next time you hop in!
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