A new report from the Climate Institute suggests there are big savings Australia can make in improving energy efficiency. While pricing carbon will no doubt help encourage improvements in this area, its another reminder that we need to drive concerted behavioural change, rather than just rely on market forces.
The report suggests “there are major opportunities for energy savings in residential, commercial and manufacturing – possibly up to 73%, 70% and 46%, respectively.”
Mind you, that’s up to 73% – the range of possible improvements they give for the residential area is between 13% and 73%.
Still, plenty of room for improvement.