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A new study says that all Australia's existing housing could be retrofitted to be zero emissions within ten years. Households could halve their energy use and go gas free. Australian households currently spend approximately A$15 billion every year on electricity and gas bills: this could be largely eliminated. Making this change would not only meet our emissions reduction targets but place Australia as a leader in a future carbon-constrained world.
How do we get there?
Posted by Steve Meacher at 6:47 PM
"We will obviously consider an extensive report carefully," said Greg Hunt, the Coalition's spokesman for climate change.Mr Hunt singled out the inquiry's recommendations that the government work closely with the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology to step up research into early warning of extreme events and also the links between weather events and climate trends.
Posted by Steve Meacher at 1:45 AM