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December 2019

Solar power to reduce Australia’s #1 cost of living concern

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It’s no surprise that electricity prices are the number 1 cost of living concern in Australia – our power bills are some of the highest in the world! A study by Canstar shows that 42% of their over-50s respondents believe that energy costs are their main cause of bill stress, closely followed by health insurance and council rates. 

More and more Australian households are struggling to pay their electricity bills with some reports showing that families are choosing to move houses, throw out electrical appliances or live without heating in winter – all to save on their power bills and keep their living costs down. 

To make matters worse, Australian electricity prices are only getting higher, with some politicians saying that these highs are the “new normal”. What we’re now calling “normal” is a 117% increase in electricity prices over the past decade – that’s 4 times the average price increase across sectors, according to the ABC. 

Australians are calling for governments to prioritise and invest in renewable energy sources to offer a solution to the ever-rising electricity prices and provide a long-term power solution for our future. 

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) has implemented large and small-scale renewable energy schemes, aimed at ensuring 23.5% of Australia’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020. For the everyday Australian, these schemes provide a financial incentive to install small-scale renewable energy systems such a rooftop solar, solar water heaters and heat pumps. Now more than ever is the time to invest in solar energy – with government rebates helping to take the sting out of initial set up costs.   

Be part of the solution and join the thousands of Australians enjoying the benefits of solar power.

  • Drastically reduce your electricity bills so you can focus on the more important things 
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the 23.5% renewable energy target 
  • Generate clean power for your home or business without costing the earth 
  • Increase the value of your home or business 
  • Put that Queensland sunshine to good use! 

As an approved solar energy provider by Australia’s Clean Energy Council, we say SWITCH TO SOLAR and stop paying too much for power bills. 

Call our friendly team of experts at Green Energy to find out how you can cross electricity bills off your list of worries.

Sources:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-18/electricity-price-rises-chart-of-the-day/9985300

https://www.power-technology.com/features/australia-energy-prices/

https://www.canstar.com.au/budgeting/energy-costs-1-cost-living-pressure/

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/01/australias-high-electricity-prices-the-new-normal-report-says

https://www.aer.gov.au/news-release/rising-energy-prices-create-affordability-problems