Victorian Bushfire Emergency

The 2019/2020 Victorian Bushfire Emergency is currently affecting communities across the state. We will continue to keep you updated on our efforts to support communities affected by bushfires. To find out more and how you can support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, visit our Victorian Bushfire Emergency page.

Energy and climate change

There are lots of ways you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money.

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Australian Energy Foundation

Australian Energy Foundation provides energy-saving advice, services and products to households, businesses, schools and community groups.

We’ve partnered with Australian Energy Foundation to help you improve your energy efficiency. They offer a free advice line and can link you to trustworthy suppliers for an obligation-free quote.

Solar Savers

Glen Eira City Council has partnered with Solar Savers to make it easy for the Glen Eira community to install a quality solar photovoltaic system from an accredited installer. Solar Savers protects the community against rising energy costs while also supporting them to power their homes with clean energy. Solar Savers Program supports all members of the community, from low-income households to home-businesses.

Solar Savers takes the hard work out of solar by choosing a trusted installer with quality solar systems and workmanship. This is done through a bulk buy scheme.

The program is being rolled out across 10 Victorian councils during 2019 and 2020.  Solar Savers participants may also be eligible for the Victorian Government Solar Rebate.  Households are encouraged to register their interest in the State rebate by visiting Solar Victoria.

For more information, visit Solar Savers.

What can you do?

Get the knowledge to create a low-carbon future, and stay informed. The Climate Council is a great place to start.

Make your home or business more energy-efficient

Victorian Energy Upgrades gives homes and businesses access to discounts on energy-saving products. Households using this program could cut $150 a year or more from their energy bills, while businesses are looking at savings of $670 or more.

For information on upgrades and accredited providers, visit Victorian Energy Saver or call 9032 1310.

Consider renewable energy

Solar and hot water are an increasingly affordable option to reduce your household emissions. The Clean Energy Council offers impartial information on both of these. Or contact Australian Energy Foundation for a free quote.

If you're a pensioner you can also take part in our new program, in partnership with Solar Savers and other Victorian Councils, which helps you install solar power with no upfront costs.

Choose your electricity retailer wisely

Switching to a more environmentally friendly electricity retailer could help you reduce your emissions. Visit Ethical Switch to find out more.

Use your online electricity portal

Use your electricity distributor or retailers' online portal to monitor your electricity usage patterns. If your retailer doesn’t offer this service, both of our local distributors offer their own portals.

Check energy rating labels

Understanding energy rating labels is the key to choosing the most efficient home appliances. Visit Energy Rating and Your Energy Savings for more information.

Make wise food choices

Between 30 and 60 per cent of your eco-footprint comes from the food you buy? Reducing food waste and putting your food waste to good use by turning it into compost will also help reduce emissions. Visit our page on recycling your food scraps for more information.