Heatwave preparations insufficient to protect vulnerable Victorians

With weather forecasts predicting a second hot day on Friday and more to come next week, Greens MP Colleen Hartland has raised concerns about the Baillieu Government's inaction on heatwave preparations.

"Older Victorians and people with existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to heatwaves. During the 2009 heatwaves, there were 374 more deaths in Victoria than the average and nearly 3 times as many heart attacks reported," said Colleen Hartland, Victorian Greens spokesperson on Health.

Beat the Bills and Cut your Carbon

“Energy efficiency improvements in buildings, appliances, transport, industry and power generation represent the largest and least costly savings [for emissions reductions]” – International Energy Agency

Energy efficiency is the unsung hero in confronting climate change. It is something that individuals can do to reduce emissions and at the same time, save money on our energy bills.

It is the most cost effective form of carbon abatement and according to recent studies could potentially reduce global energy use by 73%.

Beat the Bills and Cut your Carbon

“Energy efficiency improvements in buildings, appliances, transport, industry and power generation represent the largest and least costly savings [for emissions reductions]” – International Energy Agency

Energy efficiency is the unsung hero in confronting climate change. It is something that individuals can do to reduce emissions and at the same time, save money on our energy bills.

It is the most cost effective form of carbon abatement and according to recent studies could potentially reduce global energy use by 73%.