Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Friday 17 September 10am and Saturday 18 September 8am and also on podcast:
EarthChat looks at the zero emissions challenge and The All Electric House.
Peter Lockyer and David Clarey are joined by Tim Forcey, former fossil fuel engineer turned My Efficient Electric Home advocate by design, and by practice. We look at various aspects of what constitutes an all-electric house - what to look out for and the benefits of a net-zero house.
Tim Forcey's notes for the program have some useful links:
People at home could save quite a bit of money by using reverse-cycle air cons for heating, instead of burning gas. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/heat-pump-tech-could-save-victorian-homes-up-to-658-a-year-on-gas-report-20150825-gj7gzt.html
We now heat with air cons for only 1/3rd the cost of using the old ducted gas heating. https://renew.org.au/renew-magazine/efficient-homes/comfortably-ahead-a-tale-of-two-heaters/
I started the facebook group My Efficient Electric Home. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyEfficientElectricHome
Here’s an article about the group. https://thefifthestate.com.au/columns/spinifex/cutting-fossil-fuels-at-home-with-the-help-of-an-online-community/
NOW Tim has started a part-time business too to consult with people in their homes. http://timforcey.com.au
EarthChat on 103.9 Seymour FM on Friday at 10am, repeated on Saturday at 8am
Listen up and get fired up.