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We all love a hot shower, and a god many of our water heaters are of the bad old single element energy hog, and if you have one of these units, there is a very...
So how much power does my electric hot water system actually use? You may not realise it, but your hot water is a significant component of your homes total energy usage. I didn't know just...
Around a year ago I purchased an inexpensive weather station from Jaycar - a "Thermor" branded DG950R Weather Station. I knew it wouldn't be the most accurate piece of equipment on the market at only $80,...
Considering that the cheapest energy is that not used in the first place, we need to stop dodging the issue with excuses.   This article was written by Adam Shake who originally posted on his...
I recall as a child, when my Father came home. First thing he would do when opening the front door is to check the spinning electricity meter.  One thing the old style of energy meter...
It makes sense - sitting out there in the rain and wind and weather, solar panels get dirty. Because the turn light into electrons, it would make sense that the cleaner they are, the better...
  The Victorian government has recently introduced Target 155 – lets all use less than 155 litres of water per person per day in an effort to start saving what little water we have in...
DARMSTADT, Germany — From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors and Christmas lights twinkling through a freezing...
I woke on Sunday morning and caught the twitter feed and read the news. Kinglake devastated by bushfires, 26 dead, 6 in one vehicle.   Over the coming days these were to grow to over 175,...
This summer my wife and I have traded down from Air Conditioning to the old skool Fan, and we are liking it.  A couple of reasons for this: AC saps a sheet load of energy,...

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