Energy Smart living - this is the life! You don't have to change your life to live Energy Smart -
- in fact you won't believe how easy it is! By simply making Smart choices, you can halve your energy bills and greenhouse gas pollution, and pocket hundreds of dollars of savings.
Households use a third of NSW's electricity, costing residents more than $1.6 billion each year. The average household spends annually up to $1500 on energy bills.
Over 90% of NSW's electricity is made by burning coal. This releases harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The average household produces 8.5 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – that's twice as much as the average family car!
Scientists believe that increasing levels of greenhouse gas cause a rise in the Earth's temperature, known as global warming. Some of the predicted effects are:
increasing severe storms, floods and droughts
rising sea levels
increasing spread of infectious diseases like malaria, carried by pests
bleaching of coral.
It's surprisingly simple to save hundreds of dollars on energy bills and reduce your greenhouse gas pollution, by Living Energy Smart.