December 16th, 2009
Victoria reaches energy saving target
Victoria’s Energy Saver Incentive has reached its 2009 target of saving 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving the target is the equivalent of making about 225,000 households carbon neutral for a year.
It is anticipated that in the first three years, the initiative will lead to actions that save 8.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Under the scheme, consumers can receive discounts and other incentives of energy efficient products from businesses, including weather sealing, insulated floors, lighting, heating, hot water systems and double glazed windows.
Businesses started registering for the scheme this year and the target that has been achieved represents the amount of emissions reduced by replacing energy wasting appliances or undertaking energy efficiency activities in homes.
More than 50 businesses are already accredited under the scheme. They create certificates for every tonne of greenhouse gas they help households save – the certificates can be sold to energy retailers to meet their mandatory energy efficiency target under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target legislation. For further information click here.