1 in 4 households struggle to pay power bills. Here are 5 ways to tackle hidden energy poverty

Mon, 22 May 2023 15:25:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"One in four Australian households are finding it hard to pay their gas and
electricity bills. As winter looms, energy price rises will make it even
harder. Cold homes and disconnections resulting from energy poverty threaten
people’s health and wellbeing.

Income support for welfare recipients and retrofitting homes to make them more
thermally efficient – by adding insulation, for example – can ease the burden.
And when homes are not too cold or hot, people’s health benefits. This in turn
eases pressure on the public health system.

However, many people are missing out on assistance as programs often do not
recognise their difficulties. Their energy vulnerability is hidden."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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