What action can I take right now?

  •  If you have got an immersion heater,  wire in a time switch to it. If in doubt get an electrician to do it.

  • Use water heating appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, or tumble dryers as little as possible  from 3:30pm to 8:00pm, particularly 4:30 to 6:30pm

  • If you can, hang washing up -outside or inside- rather than using a tumble dryer ; I was amazed how quickly clothes dry on an old fashioned ceiling mounted Victorian clothes dryer!

  • If you are buying a new dishwasher, washing machine or tumble dryer, get one with a delay timer.

  • If you have got a freezer, fit a plug-in time switch to it . A modern chest freezer can be left off for many hours without thawing the contents