Reneweconomy.com.au has reported (16/06/2016) on the Greens plan to improve energy efficiency in public and community housing.
The Greens announced a $240 million scheme that includes plans to see more than 800,000 Australians in community and public dwellings have access to the benefits of rooftop solar power.
The Greens estimate that a 2kW rooftop solar unit would save each household an average of $780 per year and cost about $2000 per house. The four year policy aims to target the least energy efficient housing first and would include energy efficiency upgrades to 421,000 public and community homes.
The CEFC has reported that savings of up to $1075 per household could be achieved by improving wall insulation, floor insulation, double glazing, retrofitting LED lighting, improving ventilation by installing secure screen doors and by installing in-home energy monitoring.
Larissa Waters, Greens Deputy Leader, said that the Renewing Public and Community Housing plan would allow public and community housing renters such as seniors, young people and single parents to save up to $1075 annually per household while also reducing their carbon footprint.
Schemes such as this will help the party to achieve 90% renewables and double energy efficiency by 2030.