How saving energy will help save the planet
The energy we consume emits greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases heat the planet by acting as a layer that retains the sun’s heat inside our atmosphere.
Energy generation and use accounts for up to 70 per cent of Australia’s green house gas emissions. Therefore, reducing energy consumption is crucial to reducing greenhouse gases.
Ways to reduce the amount of energy you use
To reduce your energy consumption and your energy bills consider the following:
Home energy audit
Undertake an energy audit of your home.
Home energy toolkits are available for loan from the Hamra Centre Library.
Compare energy ratings
Compare the energy use per appliance this can be done by using a power consumption meter, or can commonly be found under product specifications.
Find out more about energy ratings.
Assess your appliances and how you use energy
Find out more about using energy smarter.
Rebates and incentives
Check to see if there are rebates available to make the transition to using alternative easier.
Find out more about rebates.
Consider alternative energy sources
Investigate ways of using other forms of energy to reduce your energy bill, like solar energy.
Find out about using solar energy.
Vehicles and vehicle use
Look at your vehicle and the way you use it.
Find out more about using your vehicle smarter.
Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme
The REPS is a South Australian Government energy productivity scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy.
Find out more about REPS