According to the Guardian, a UK report finds that
despite householders' efforts to switch to energy-efficient products, we are actually consuming more energy than five years ago, with almost a third of all the UK's carbon emissions coming from the home.
Hmm, where have I heard about this phenomena before? As highlighted in the Guardian's subhead, the UK organization that conducted the study seems to suggest this solution:
...consumers must be weaned off TVs, laptops, tablet PCs and fridges if emission targets are to be met.
Good luck with that.