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Australians can cut power bills with solar hot water subsidies

hot water accounts for 25 per cent of energy consumption, so switching to renewable energy can cut power bills dramatically.

Half not aware of hot water subsidies * Paul Cleary * The Australian * September 03, 2010 1 FEWER than one in two Australians are aware of the government subsidies available to install energy-saving hot water products.

A Newspoll survey sponsored by Solahart, the West Australian-based maker of solar water heaters, identified a growing sense of alarm in the community about rising energy costs, but few people are aware of effective ways to cut their bills.

The survey of 676 home owners found only half were aware of the federal government’s $1000 rebate to install solar hot water, while only a third were aware of other incentives. Similarly, only half had heard of renewable energy certificates…..

The big-ticket item is electric hot water. About half Australia’s eight million households use electricity to heat their hot water, which is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In these households, hot water accounts for 25 per cent of energy consumption, so switching to renewable energy can cut power bills dramatically.

Half not aware of hot water subsidies | The Australian

September 4, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, solar | , , , , , ,

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