Summer and the poor thermal efficiency of our homes
The heat will be on this summer and we’re going to be chugging through all that reliable coal fired energy in most parts of the country, but we don’t really need to, do we?
All these arguments about coal, wind and solar energy would be almost mute if we looked at the real problem – the poor designs and thermal efficiency of our homes.
And yes, even the new ones. We waste more power generation on pathetic thermal efficiency than we should.
Saving a few bucks in construction costs leads to a handful of dollars lost every day in heating and cooling bills, and ongoing environmental damage; and that’s for every house in Australia, not just one!