BILLS SLASHED WITH EN­ERGY EF­FI­CIENCY MEA­SURES

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Political News -

Power bills for thou­sands of fam­i­lies and busi­nesses across NSW will fall thanks to $72 mil­lion in­vest­ment, by the NSW Gov­ern­ment to ease cost of liv­ing pres­sures.

These en­ergy bill re­lief mea­sures will en­able house­holds and busi­nesses to use new tech­nol­ogy to re­duce their en­ergy costs.

$24.5 mil­lion has been tar­geted to low in­come renters, help­ing save ap­prox­i­mately $400 a year on their en­ergy bills. $35 mil­lion is aimed to help man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­nesses save ap­prox­i­mately $80,000 per year by in­stalling en­ergy ef­fi­cient equip­ment.

$12.5 mil­lion is set for Coun­cil’s to up­grade 60,000 en­ergy-guz­zling street lights with LEDs, free­ing up $22 mil­lion in en­ergy bill sav­ings by 2035 which can be used for lo­cal ser­vices and in­fra­struc­ture.

These ini­tia­tives will im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment and ease the cost of liv­ing by im­prov­ing en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and pro­vid­ing bill re­lief for house­holds and busi­nesses. They de­liver real, tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits for NSW house­holds, busi­nesses and our en­vi­ron­ment.

The Gov­ern­ment has also re­cently an­nounced a raft of cost of liv­ing re­bates and sav­ings in­clud­ing free ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion for toll users, lower CTP Green Slip fees, the $100 Ac­tive Kids voucher and the Fuel Check app.

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