Many Australian households have worked hard to reduce their direct carbon footprint, through efficiency and solar. But what about our indirect footprint? Where do we go from here?
Can portable, personal cooling devices keep you cool in summer? And what are the potential energy/carbon benefits? I tested two quite different personal air conditioners.
Rarely do we hear about policies designed to help people, particularly those with limited means, reduce the amount of energy they use to keep warm inside their homes. But it can be done.
At the moment it is de rigeur to try to seal off every last little crack in the envelope of one’s house in order to save energy. But there is another side to this issue: you also have to breathe!
With space heating beginning to look like a high carbon option, can ‘person’ heating make a comeback? Developments in radiant heating technology suggest it can.
How easy is it to achieve fossil fuel free motoring with an electric car today? Here’s how our family approached the problem – and found success.
Despite what the experts say, the path to fossil fuel freedom does not always lead to heat pumps. Our family took the road less travelled and discovered a couple of innovative – yet simple – renewable heating and hot water solutions.