ENERGY Saving Energy Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide and others gases which lead to global warming and acid rain Nuclear energy produces radioactive waste. Save energy and save money. Some ways to save energy In the home Check your gas and electricity bills and aim to cut these bills. Turn down central heating. Wear more clothes. Do not overfill kettles. Choose long thick curtains in winter. Loft insulation should be inches thick. Lag hot water pipes tanks. Check your windows and doors are draught proof. Fit thermostatic valves to radiators. On the road Walk cycle short journey. Use bus and trains. Share journey to work, school or trips. Buy a small car with a small engine. Use unleaded petrol. Have your car tuned regularly. Brake gently and accelerate slowly to save fuel.