Being green at home
Save money on electricity
Lowering your energy usage and considering off-peak options are two of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce your electricity bill.
- Your Energy Savings website shows how to save energy and reduce your environmental impact.
- The Energy Made Easy website lets you compare the best value tariffs for your home.
- Ergon’s household energy use calculator helps identify the highest energy using areas of your home and gives tips on how to better manage energy use.
- Appliances can be responsible for up to 30% of energy consumption in the home. Find out more about energy efficient appliances.
Solar Bonus Scheme
Customers who applied for the Queensland Government Solar Bonus Scheme before 10 July 2012 and maintain their eligibility can continue to receive a feed-in tariff of 44 cents. This tariff is closed to new solar customers.
The Solar Bonus Scheme will expire on 1 July 2028.
Using water wisely
Learn how to save water in your home and tips on water efficient and sustainable gardening.
Contact your local council to ask if they offer rebates for installing a rainwater tank. Neither the Australian nor Queensland governments provide a rebate for the installation of rainwater tanks.