Queensland only eastern state missing out on federal funding

New analysis shows Queensland is the only eastern Australian state that has yet to receive federal funding to improve the energy efficiency of social housing, prompting calls from researchers and community groups for immediate action. So far the Federal Government has partnered with Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT to fund schemes under […]

New research shows how Queensland can Unlock Bill Savings through Renewable Energy

As power price hikes hit Queenslanders, new research from Queensland Conservation Council has shown that investing in more renewable energy at both a large and small scale could save up to 25% on wholesale power prices, or $200/year per household, by 2025. QCC Energy Strategist Clare Silcock says the recent budget announcements of funding for […]

Queenslanders win with new Climate Smart Energy Savers Program

A new $22 million Climate Smart Energy Savers Program from the Queensland Government has been welcomed by the Power Together coalition of community, environment and faith groups. The new program offers rebates of up to $1,000 to buy and install eligible energy-efficient appliances with a four-star rating. The rebates are on offer for solar and […]

Electricity price rises

Today, the cost of electricity in South East Queensland was confirmed to increase by 22% from 1 July, the latest in a series of price hikes. That’s an average increase of $350 per household per year, when many hardworking families are already struggling with the cost of living pressures.   The Queensland Government can step up […]

QLD Govt should match Federal budget energy savings support for households

The Power Together coalition has today welcomed the Federal Budget’s focus on delivering government support for households to install energy saving measures and calls on the Queensland Government to match them in the upcoming state budget. Last night’s Federal Budget included: $1 billion for low-cost loans for household energy efficiency including solar panels; and $300 […]