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Sweltering summers and scorching energy bills: Citizen scientists can help ease the sizzle

Posted on 17 Dec 2018

As we slide into summer, we’re already experiencing scorching temperatures in many areas across the country.

The nation has experienced a warmer-than-average November and a number of extreme weather events, such as the recent heatwave in tropical Queensland.

Nationally, maximum, minimum and mean temperatures were all above average.

It’s perhaps to be expected then, that some Australian households will face stress as summer heats up, both in terms of the heat and rising electricity bills.

When air conditioners, extra fridges and pool pumps are in heavy use, some households are faced with tough decisions about how they balance their comfort with potential impacts on the environment and energy costs.

 

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Source: Csiro


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