Zero emissions homes

Do you think a zero-emissions home sounds far fetched or futuristic? Well it is a lot easier than you might think! In fact, it is possible to convert an existing residential home into a zero emissions home quite simply. Here’s how: Switch off gas – Natural gas is a fossil fuel, so replace your gas … Read more

Insulation is cool!

Many homes have ceiling insulation, which is great for keeping your home warm in winter but did you know that insulation can also stop the heat from coming in to your home in summer? Benefits of insulation Images thanks to Sustainability Victoria Insulation is one of the most effective ways to reduce heat loss in winter … Read more

More solar for Victoria

Support for solar Over the weekend some exciting news was announced. The Andrews Labor Government announced that, if re-elected they will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. This will save the typical Victorian household up to $2,225 for installation of systems. Under … Read more

Save on your electricity bill and get $50

Most people can save money on their electricity bill simply by switching their retailer We are always encouraging you to reduce your energy usage, which will save you money, as well as reduce carbon emissions. You may also be able to save money simply by switching electricity retailer. Your electricity retailer is the company that … Read more

The power of hope

Sometimes it can feel hard not to wring one’s hands at the effects of climate change. We face increasing instances of extreme weather events, rising energy costs, record-breaking summers year on year, thousands of people being displaced internationally and so much more. But we believe that hope should still be strong. Hope can help spur … Read more

Solar in winter

Winter may be here but it’s still a good time to install solar. Here’s why: Solar still generates electricity because there is still plenty of UV light, which is actually what the panels use to generate the electricity. Cooler weather actually means the panels are more efficient – on really hot days in summer the … Read more

Understanding your energy usage

Trying to work out what’s using your power? We always encourage people to reduce their electricity consumption but we understand that it’s not always easy to work out how. There are a few options to help you understand what’s using power in your home so that you can better find ways to reduce it. Plug … Read more

Prepare for winter!

It’s that time of year again. The days are drawing in and the nights are getting longer and colder. Here are our simple seasonal tips for keeping warm, without it costing the earth. Don’t forget that if you need help taking action you can sign up to hear from our recommended suppliers on a range … Read more