Saving Energy

The best thing about taking steps to save power in your home is that it will also save you money.  With energy costs increasingly on the rise, identifying ways to cut your power bill should be top of your priority list.  And many of the things that you can do to save power may also cost you very little money.

Information about saving energy

Be sure to borrow our DIY Home Sustainability Guide and library kit from your local library.  It includes lots of practical tips about saving energy in your home, and is available to borrow with a Power Saver Meter (Eurobodalla and Cooma-Monaro Shires excluded).  These kits are available from libraries across our project region.

The NSW Government’s Save Power website is a one-stop-shop of information about how to save power.

The Australian Government’s Living Greener has lots of information about saving energy, including information about things like insulation, hot water systems, and renewable energy systems.

Check out the Green Power website for information about accredited Green Power available in our region.  

Check the Energy Rating of appliances, particularly those that are on a lot like fridges and freezers.

It is increasingly common to see solar photovoltaic systems on rooftops around our region. This is at least partly due to a number of successful ‘bulk buy’ initiatives by community groups like Clean Energy for Eternity. If you are thinking of buying a solar system we recommend you first read the Clean Energy Council’s Consumer Guide to PV.   Also make sure that you look for ways to reduce general energy consumption in your home in conjunction with installing solar panels. 

Information about renewable energy and solar hot water rebates is available on our Home Rebates page.

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