The figure shows trends in energy efficiency of appliances (dishwasher, TV, washing machine) compared to ownership numbers of these appliances and total electricity consumption for lighting and appliances per dwelling. The figure illustrates that increasing ownership of appliances is more than offsetting gains from energy efficiency improvements in individual appliances.
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Home gardens can add immensely to the biodiversity of cities and towns.
They provide cover, feeding and commuting routes for wildlife including hedgehogs, badgers, birds and butterflies. If you have a garden, increase its value by planting berry-bearing trees and flowering plants. Rowan, bird cherry and dandelion, among others, can serve as food and shelter to a wide range of invertebrates.
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