Help Merri-bek transition to efficient and 100% renewable power
Our community goals for 2025 are:
1. Double the amount of solar photovoltaic capacity across Merri-bek from 22MW to 44MW.
2.Reduce the daily average residential electricity usage in Merri-bek from 4.8kWh per person to 4kWh.
WHAT CAN I DO?
The great news is that putting solar on your home, business or school has never been more affordable. Draught-proofing your home and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can reduce your emissions and energy bills and keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Choosing new appliances, such as induction cooktops and heat pumps for hot water, means you can make the switch to going off gas. Every little action taken by our community helps reduce our overall emissions.
GET SOLAR FOR YOUR HOME
Installing a solar system is a great way to reduce your energy bills and your carbon emissions. Council has partnered with Solar Savers to make it easier for you to go solar.
Heating, cooling, hot water, cooking, cars – everything powered by solar electricity is cheaper and cleaner to run.
SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE ON A LOW INCOME
If you own your home and are on a low income, Council can help you upgrade your home and reduce power bills.
ENERGY SWITCH FOR RENTERS
There are plenty of ways you can join the transition to clean, renewable energy in a rental properties.
ENERGY SWITCH FOR APARTMENTS
Want to make your townhouse or apartment efficient, safe and healthy? There are a number of action you can take as a apartment owner, owner corporation or property manager.
ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS FOR YOUR HOME
Cutting energy wastage around the home is an important step in Australia’s clean energy transition. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do.
SOLAR & ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Learn how you can deliver operational, energy and carbon emissions savings for your business.
REDUCING COUNCIL’S EMISSIONS
See what actions Council is making to reduce its energy use, support renewable energy and go electric.
There are many ways you can get involved in the Zero Carbon Merri-bek movement.
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My Energy Efficient Home Facebook Group
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Victorian Energy Compare
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Victorian Government website offering rebates and information on solar, batteries and energy-efficient appliances.
Victorian Government website with lots of resources and information on how to save energy efficiency, waste, building and renovating and sustainable living.
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