(GUEST BLOG from the Australian Energy Foundation)
As many of us are now working, studying, and caring for children at home, our houses will use more electricity than usual too.
However, the last thing anyone needs right now is a higher electricity bill.
So here are seven easy ways to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable, and entertained:Read more
Did you know 80% of people in our local area live in apartments, and strata buildings account for over 1/3 of energy use in our area?
Council's Environment Sustainability Team has been helping large strata buildings reduce their energy consumption, carbon footprint and operating costs in common areas, with lighting upgrades and other energy efficient equipment.Read more
As dawn broke on a new year, the reality of climate change sunk in for many Australians. We’re only halfway through a summer of ongoing crippling drought, choking air quality and stifling heat extremes, the bushfire crisis destroyed lives and decimated regional communities (both human and wildlife). The environmental, economic and mental health impacts will take many years to address.Read more
Savage Garden, Plant Life and D.I.G aren’t just musical acts: they’re also the names given to some of the edible gardens in the eastern suburbs as part of an urban farming movement in our backyards and on our balconies.Read more
Albert Einstein said, “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”
As carbon concentrations increase, so does the rate of climate change. Call it a crisis or emergency, it’s hard to stay positive while glaciers disappear, fires rage, and drought extends across our land.Read more
There’s plenty of hype about electric vehicles (EVs); understandably, since we’re on the brink of a motoring transformation in Australia with more models hitting our streets and EVs gain popularity.Read more
Let’s face it – we are a plug-in society. Plug in your laptop to connect to the world. Plug in earphones to escape it. Plug in to communicate, entertain and cook. So why not plug in to drive too?Read more
Did you know, Australia has more solar-powered homes per capita than any other country in the world? Five thousand of those are in the Eastern Suburbs. Winning!
Interest in solar is not surprising given technology prices are the lowest we’ve seen, our community’s increasing appetite to take climate action, and who doesn’t love lower energy bills?!
Even with all these benefits, going solar can still be a tricky purchasing decision. Let’s tackle five common curly questions.Read more
Heroes don’t always wear capes. They are usually amongst us, doing their bit to make this world a better place. You’re probably one of them…!Read more
Council has engaged the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with simple household energy advice you can trust.
The energy advisors at the Australian Energy Foundation can help you work out exactly what you need to do to make your home energy-efficient. From solar to pool pump controllers, they can provide advice on all areas of your home, helping you make an informed decision.
They can also connect you with reliable suppliers for everything you need to make your home energy-efficient. They conduct a rigorous procurement process so that you can buy with ease and confidence.
Areas they can help with include:
- Solar Panels and Battery Storage
- Insulation & Draught Proofing
- LED Lighting
- Hot Water Heat Pumps
- Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners
- Home Energy Assessments
- Pool Pump Controllers
- Window films
- Visit the Australian Energy Foundation website to learn about all the things you can do in your home.
- Contact one of their energy advisors on 1300 23 68 55 or email email@example.com
- Get a quote for your home. Visit aef.com.au
Why did Council engage the Australian Energy Foundation?
A group of eight Sydney Councils worked together with Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils to develop Our Energy Future: The Renewable Energy Master Plan. The ultimate goal of this plan is to significantly increase the proportion of energy consumed in the area that is derived from renewable sources. The plan identified a need for a community energy advisory service, to help local residents reduce their energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. The Australian Energy Foundation was selected to provide that service for the councils.
Who is the Australian Energy Foundation?
The Australian Energy Foundation is a for purpose organisation, leading the way to an equitable zero carbon society. They accelerate the energy transition by empowering communities to take action. The AEF receives a small commission from the suppliers that they refer you to if you purchase from them. This allows them to continue running the energy advice services and supports their projects working with vulnerable Australians, to ensure no one is left behind in the transition to renewable energy. Every effort is made to ensure that they only select trustworthy suppliers and proven, reliable products and services. Read more about AEF.