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Households--Energy consumption

Research report

14 Nov 2017

Heatwaves and extreme heat are a significant risk to household health. As electricity costs rise, more households are experiencing difficulty paying energy bills. Householder concerns about energy bills already contribute to self-rationing of heating and negative outcomes for health and...

Report

28 Sep 2017

The overall poor efficiency of Victoria’s housing stock means that many homes that are in otherwise good condition are nevertheless likely to be inefficient. On average, rental properties are worse in terms of efficiency, with much lower rates of basic measures such as insulation in rented...

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Report

19 Sep 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment (Department) administers five energy rebate schemes targeted to low-income households. The five rebates are of two key types:

1. Ongoing support to pay energy bills

2. Crisis Support

More than one million rebates are paid each year...

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Briefing paper

06 Sep 2017

UK energy policy is at crossroads. The combination of ambitious carbon targets, aging energy infrastructure and rising fuel poverty warrant bold political decisions to ensure a successful and fair transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy efficiency in homes can play a key role in delivering...

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Research report

15 Aug 2017

Enabling or ‘set-and-forget’ technologies, such as smart home control devices, are increasingly being advocated by the energy industry, policy makers and researchers as a way to complement and improve residential demand response. While Australia has pioneered trials of enabling technologies,...

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Report

13 Aug 2017

When competition was introduced into Victoria’s retail energy market in 2002, it was anticipated to generate consumer benefits through lower costs of supply and innovative product development. It was expected that low barriers to entry would attract new competitors and reduce the commercial...

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Report

25 Jul 2017

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released its fourth annual review of the state of competition in retail energy markets across the national electricity market which includes Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory....

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Survey

06 Jul 2017

The Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey is a long-term project for Energy Consumers Australia. It is designed to provide information on household and small business consumer sentiment with a focus on the three key areas of satisfaction, confidence and activity. As the survey is undertaken every six...

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Briefing paper

15 Jun 2017

In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.

It constitutes the...

Discussion paper

31 May 2017

The Inquiry follows recent work undertaken by a number of organisations – including the Australian Energy Market Commission, Energy Consumers Australia and the Grattan Institute – which highlighted recent electricity price increases on the East Coast of Australia. Similar issues were raised in...

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Strategy

14 Mar 2017

The national energy market is failing South Australia and the nation. Our country, with its abundance of solar, wind and gas resources, is now facing an energy crisis. We also have a system that puts profits before people.

While coal-fired power stations across Australia are shutting down...

Conference paper

01 Mar 2017

Since 2010/2011 changes to the national construction code require newly constructed houses to perform at a minimum Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy rating of 6 stars (or BASIX equivalent in NSW), which determines the predicted thermal energy a house requires to maintain...

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Research report

23 Feb 2017

KEY FINDINGS

1. Globally, solar photovoltaic (PV) power is surging on the back of scaled-up production and continually falling costs.

  • 70GW (projected) of new solar power capacity was added globally in 2016, breaking last years’ (2015) record
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Commentary

Article

14 Feb 2017

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock.

Wendy Miller looks at smarter design and construction, better rating systems and the role of government and industry to overcoming barriers to better housing design.

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Research report

13 Feb 2017

This research note summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs. This paper does not attempt to explain the industry drivers of cost increases...

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Commentary

Article

16 Jan 2017

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner.

But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than cure. By prevention we mean simple retrofits that will set you on the path to comfort and...

Website

01 Jan 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate solar and living roofs on most new construction. With the passage of this legislation, between 15% and 30% of roof space on most new construction projects will incorporate solar, living roofs, or a combination of both...

Research report

07 Dec 2016

The St Vincent de Paul Society, in conjunction with Alviss Consulting, has been tracking changes to residential energy tariffs and reporting on household impacts since 2010.

Initially the Tariff-Tracking project only covered Victoria but has since expanded to include New South Wales,...

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Journal article

06 Dec 2016

Global population ageing has significant implications for public policy in areas such as health, housing and economic security. The notion of housing as a public health issue is not new, yet very little research has examined the links between housing specifically built for older people, energy...

Working paper

29 Nov 2016

We update the analysis of Allan et al. (2015) and re-examine whether New Zealand households have become greener consumers using newly available data. We combine input-output data from 2006 and 2012 with detailed data on household consumption from the 2006 and 2012 Household Economic Surveys (HES...

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