Did You Know?
Did you know Australia’s renewable energy target aims to ensure that 20 per cent of our electricity comes from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal by 2020?
Did you know for 2,000 years water power has been grinding grains in throughout the world?
Did you know today around 90 per cent of electricity generated in Australia is still generated from the burning of fossil fuel?
Did you know one of the best things that individuals can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from electricity is to use less?
Did you know uninsulated ceilings can waste 35 per cent of your winter heating?
Did you know the average amount of solar energy that falls on Australia is about 15,000 times the amount of energy Australians use each year?
Did you know nearly 200 years ago, a British astronomer by the name of John Herschel cooked food with solar power during an journey to Africa?
Did you know by 2021 Australians could save more than $600 million on our water and energy bills just by using more water efficient appliances and products?
Did you know a geothermal power plant emits no nitrogen oxides, very few sulfur dioxides and 1,000 to 2,000 times less carbon dioxide than a fossil fuel plant?
Did you know the price of photovoltaic (PV) solar power panels has dropped 200 percent over the last 30 years?
Did you know many plastics can be recycled again and again without losing their quality?
Did you know silicon from one ton of sand, used in photovoltaic cells, could produce as much electricity as burning 500,000 tons of coal.
Did you know up to 40 per cent of the waste generated by Australians is building waste?