1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2006
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/02/2006
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Canberrans are a mixed bag on environmental usage - Feb 2006
Comfort rather than environmental concerns was the main reason Canberrans chose to purchase insulation, according to an analysis released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
Three-quarters (75%) of Canberra households reported that they installed insulation into their houses for the purpose of comfort rather than saving costs or reducing energy usage according to figures at March 2005.
Some of the other main findings were:
Note: Green power schemes require electricity consumers to pay a premium for electricity generated from renewable sources.
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