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.
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.
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.
- If United Energy is your distributor, visit Energy Easy
- If CitiPower is your distributor, visit the myEnergy dashboard
Check energy rating labels
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.