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The Energy Crisis

An expert article by: Australian Futures Project

Energy has been dominating headlines recently for various reasons such as soaring electricity prices, blackouts in South Australia, the closing of coal-fired power stations like Hazelwood and our switch to more renewable sources of power. While we struggle with our rising power bills, we are also faced with conflicting messages about the reasons for rising prices and the best ways to solve the problem.

Rising Energy Costs a Top Concern for Australians

Almost 3 in 4 Australians are feeling the pinch from rising energy costs, with 70 per cent saying that power bills are putting pressure on their household budgets. It is no surprise then that Energy Costs top the list of issues that Australians want the federal government to make its priority.

 

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    Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

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