So many energy sucks that could still be closed

The Daily Mail website was the absolute worst site I’ve been on for years for pop-ups and constant ad-changing. I turned off my ad blocker for one page and simply won’t visit their website in the future. Disgusting!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8560811/Installing-fridge-doors-supermarkets-cut-energy-use-staggering-40-percent-research-says.html?


Installing fridge doors at supermarkets could cut energy use by a staggering 40 percent, research reveals

  • Supermarkets could battle climate change by fitting doors on open chiller units
  • The use of fridge doors could cut energy use by 40 per cent, a new report says
  • The research was carried out by Imperial College London for Sainsbury’s

By HOLLY BANCROFT FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

PUBLISHED: 20:59 EDT, 25 July 2020 | UPDATED: 21:01 EDT, 25 July 2020

Supermarkets could help the battle against climate change by fitting doors on open chiller units, says a new report.

The research, carried out by Imperial College London for Sainsbury’s, said the move could cut energy use by a staggering 40 per cent. 

Large stores tend to favour open fridge cabinets because they are easier for customers to grab items, even though experts estimate they use about one per cent of the UK’s entire energy output.Supermarkets could help the battle against climate change by fitting doors on open chiller units, says research carried out by Imperial College London for Sainsbury's (file photo)+1

Supermarkets could help the battle against climate change by fitting doors on open chiller units, says research carried out by Imperial College London for Sainsbury’s (file photo)

One of the report’s authors, Salvador Acha, said making fridge doors a legal requirement could help the UK reach its net-zero emissions target by 2050. Top Articlesby Daily MailRussia flexes ‘growing power’ of its Navy with hugeparadeREAD MORESKIP AD

Mark Hall, of waste management firm Business Waste, described open fridges as ‘rotten for the environment’ and said simple plastic curtains had been used in foreign stores. 

‘We’ve seen how fast everyone can put up all these screens in every single building due to Covid,’ he added. 

Sainsbury’s said it was keen to ‘pioneer new technology’.

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