Whitehorse City Council

Energy Conservation

Energy Saving Light BulbAustralia has the highest per capita production of carbon emissions in the world. Ninety eight per cent of the country’s electricity is generated through the burning of fossil fuels – coal, gas and petroleum – which produce air pollution and greenhouse gases that have a devastating effect on the environment.

There are a number of ways that Council and the community can reduce their impact on the environment. To make a difference, click on the links below to find out about renewable energy options and making small but vital changes around the home.

Climate Change
The effects of climate change in Victoria.

Earth Hour
Switch off your lights to send a powerful global message about the need to take action on climate change. 

Understanding Your Energy Use
Learn how to save money on your electricity bills.

Light Globe Recycling Program
Residents can drop off their old-style incandescent light globes for recycling.

Renewable Energy
Information about renewable energy options such as GreenPower, wind turbines solar photovoltaic (pv) and solar hot water systems.

Saving Energy
Tips on making your home more energy efficient.

Peak Oil
Oil is a finite resource – ‘peak oil’ refers to the point in time when maximum oil production is reached.