Updated: Apr 7, 2020
I have put together this article to show you just how much electricity we use as a nation, how much of that electricity is produced by renewable sources and what we can do to make a difference. Remember, every little bit helps!
Shown below is the live Australian electricity supply & demand.
By 2040 we would love to see no brown/black or even red on this graph.
To achieve this we must all band together, because together we can make a difference.
I believe we can make it happen!
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Another important step we can take to reduce our footprint is to reduce our household electricity consumption. It can be quite difficult to make a change if you are unable to see the results first hand so here's how I go about it.
I use my local electricity distributors website feature which allows me to access my household electricity consumption information from the 'smart meter' this enables me to view my hourly, weekly, monthly & yearly household electricity consumption in detailed easy to read graphs.
Your electricity distributor will depend on your area, for example my area (Eastern Victoria) electricity is distributed by AusNet Services and here is the portal I use to track my household consumption: https://www.ausnetservices.com.au/myHomeEnergy/Login
To find your electricity distributor click here and follow the prompts.
Note: I am not sure if all Australian electricity distributors offer a feature like this but it is definitely worth looking into. If your area distributor doesn't offer a feature like this, you could always install an electricity monitor in your home.
Once you are able to monitor your household electricity consumption it will make it much easier for you to learn what time of day or year you use more electricity than others, then you are able to determine what exactly you are able to cut down on to make the biggest difference. You will not only be reducing your carbon footprint but you will also be reducing your electricity bill... It's a win for you and a win for the planet! 🌏✅
If you haven't already, don't forget to sign the petition to replace coal.
Together we can make a huge difference! 😊
Please comment below if you have any suggestions or ideas on what we can do to reduce our electricity consumption and transition from coal to renewable energies.