Reducing the amount of energy you consume is not only good for you hip pocket it is beneficial for social and environmental reasons as well. Given that a large bulk of energy is produced from non renewable sources it is important to consider the resultant production of C02 and its contribution to the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect.
Most of councils energy usage and costs is from street lighting, which is being reduced due to the installation of energy efficient LED lighting.
There are many products on the market which have been specifically designed to minimise the amount of electricity they consume. Household appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers, water heaters, washing machines and clothes dryers are all produced with energy efficient models. It is important to note when purchasing an appliance that some models are more efficient than others and that a labelling system exists in Australia to notify consumers how energy efficient the product is.
For more information regarding the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect and Energy Efficiency please visit:
- Energy Rating - advice on choosing an energy efficient applicance.
- Your Home - Government site with information and advice on home design.
- Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency – a valuable resource including information on household and community energy efficiency, appliances, equipment, fittings and overall building efficiency.
NSW Department of Environment and Heritage website - a central source of information on the leading initiatives of the NSW Government in climate change and greenhouse related issues.