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10 Steps to Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

Have you sometimes felt overwhelmed by what is happening in the world? Do climate change, species extinction or systemic issues of society keep you awake at night? Have you felt grief for all the losses of the extended bushfire season?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Join with a community of others and work to move through the heavy feelings in this heart-centred program by the Good Grief Network. Combat despair, inaction and eco-anxiety and discover inspiration and tools to build resilience, deepen self-awareness and embrace interconnection.

Read more: Good Grief Network

BES logoLooking to buy Solar Power, Solar / Heat Pump Hot Water, a Wind Turbine or other Renewable Energy for your House and Business?

Since 2007, BREAZE has installed Solar Power and Solar Hot Water in thousands of households, schools, community buildings and businesses in Ballarat, the Central Highlands and Western Victoria.

Get the Right Advice, Quality Components and Ongoing Support from BREAZE Energy Solutions ...

 

The Sustainable Energy Future is All Electric !!! Because it will be the more economic choice ...

Mains Gas has been a lower cost alternative to Electricity for Space Heating, Water Heating and Cooking for decades ... and the arrival of the reticulated Mains Gas Network in small regional towns something to celebrate ... not any more... Mains Gas is no longer cheaper, no longer necessary and no longer something to celebrate ...

Mains Gas is no longer cheaper:

Australian Gas is committed to Export Contracts putting upward pressure on the Domestic Price.

Further, the Daily Service to Property Charge is an increasing proportion of the total cost of both mains electricity and mains gas. You cannot be free of that Service Charge by using less energy; the only way is to disconnect.  Disconnecting from the mains electricity network is impractical due to our reliance on electricity appliances -- so Getting Off Gas is the only option !!!

Mains Gas is no longer necessary:

* We can build 9 to 10 Star Houses that require no heating or cooling. People rarely believe me when I say this, exclaiming "Maybe elsewhere, but not in Ballarat !!!". I reply that I have been in a super-insulated StrawBale House in Buninyong that never gets colder than 18 Degrees in Winter nor hotter than 25 Degrees in Summer with no heating or cooling. Now existing housing stock built to lower standards does require heating - but this can be done more sustainably and economically using electricity to run Reverse-Cycle Air-Conditioners on Heating Mode or Heat Pump Hot Water Systems to provide Hydronic Heating. Or using a Wood-fire you fuel yourself.

* Solar Hot Water can provide up to 75% of your Domestic Hot Water needs. It requires some boosting in Winter, and that could be Gas, but it could also be Electricity. A Heat Pump Hot Water System is all Electric (but 3 Times as efficient as an old style Tank with an Electric Element). No need for Gas.

* Many people prefer Gas Cooktops because they repond quickly when the heat is turned up or down ... but now Electric Induction Cooktops (as opposed to typical Electric Resistence models) have a response time as fast as Gas ... and use only 70% as much power as Resistence Models.

So Mains Gas is no longer something to celebrate:

Gas is a polluting fossil fuel, it is not cheaper, it does nothing electricity cannot do, and requires that you pay a Daily Service to Property Charge for a second unnecessary energy utility ... why would you want to pay twice ?!?!?

And finally: electric appliances can be run using Wind or Solar Power that you generate on site giving you (not the Power Company) control of the price ...

Not convinced ???

I encourage you to visit the websites of Australian Non-Profit Organiztions Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) and the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) to read about their independent research into the economics of Getting of Gas ...

If you are convinced and want our help, contact a Consultant today ... see the Contact Details in the Left Column ...

 

BREAZE Energy Solutions Logo.  Local Support in the Central Highlands and Western District of Victoria.

"Save Energy, Save Money, Live Sustainably !!!"

Solar Power, Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump Hot Water
On-Grid and Off-Grid, Domestic and Commercial
in the Central Highlands and Western District of Victoria

Ballarat  -  Buninyong  -  Creswick  -  Daylesford  -  Trentham -  Macedon - Kyneton  -  Woodend -  Gisborne -  Bacchus Marsh  -  Ballan  -  Anakie  -  Meredith  -  Castlemaine  -  Clunes  -  Talbot  Lexton - Avoca   -  Maryborough  -  St Arnaud  -  Ararat  -  Stawell  -  Beaufort  -  Skipton  - Linton-  Lake Bolac -  Pomonal Halls Gap -

 

BREAZE Energy Solutions Logo.  Local Support in the Central Highlands and Western District of Victoria.

"Save Energy, Save Money, Live Sustainably !!!"

Solar Power, Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump Hot Water
On-Grid and Off-Grid, Domestic and Commercial
in the Central Highlands and Western District of Victoria

Ballarat  -  Buninyong  -  Creswick  -  Daylesford  -  Trentham -  Macedon - Kyneton  -  Woodend -  Gisborne -  Bacchus Marsh  -  Ballan  -  Anakie  -  Meredith  -  Castlemaine  -  Clunes  -  Talbot  Lexton - Avoca   -  Maryborough  -  St Arnaud  -  Ararat  -  Stawell  -  Beaufort  -  Skipton  - Linton-  Lake Bolac -  Pomonal Halls Gap -

MicroInverters offer advantages over traditional "String" Inverters in many situations ... but they cost a bit more ... is it worth paying the premium ???

Well it really depends on your Specific Circumstances and Priorities ... but we one of our Energy Consultants can talk you through the Pros and Cons to see if they are right for you ...

Read more: Why Choose MicroInverters ?