YORKSHIRE is the forth most wasteful in Britain when it comes to energy useage, a survey says.
The Yorkshire and Humber region came ninth in a survey of 12 regions published during Energy Saving Week.
The Energy Saving Trust claims if we do not make changes by 2010, Britain will have wasted £11bn and created 43m tonnes of carbon dioxide - feared to be one of the main causes of climate change.
Kirklees Council is working in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre to promote Energy Efficiency Week.
It will be offering free energy advice and information on low cost and free energy saving grants every day this week.
Wasteful habits include leaving electric appliances on standby, leaving mobile phone chargers plugged in after use and leaving lights on when leaving a room.
Just turning off TVs and other appliances instead of leaving them on standby could save a home £37 a year according to the trust.
Kay Beagley is energy and water conservation co-ordinator for Kirklees Council.
She says that although simple changes like not leaving appliances on standby are a big help, huge savings can be made with fairly small investments in improving a home's efficiency.
"We would encourage everyone to insulate their homes, through loft and cavity wall insulation, as well as more-efficient boilers.
"Even small investments of two, three or four hundred pounds can make savings big enough to pay for themselves in a year or two.
"There could also be discounts or grants available to help make the changes," she said.
A council advice stall runs from 10am to 4pm every day this week.
Venues include the following:
today - Dewsbury Hospital and Dewsbury Market; Thursday - Dewsbury Hospital; Friday - Piazza, Huddersfield.