A cold and draughty home is no place to be in the middle of a Tasmanian winter.
Did you know that under a Greens Housing Minister, around 9,500 low income Tasmanian households and community groups received upgrades to make their homes warmer, healthier and more comfortable? 
It’s remarkable how just a few simple energy efficiency tweaks can make a major difference to a family’s health and happiness.
It‘s also saving residents hundreds of dollars every year on energy bills. Not bad right?
Overall the State Government invested close to $18 million on a range of energy efficiency programs, including for private homes and businesses.
It’s the highest per-capita investment in Australia, and the result is a public housing system that now leads the nation on energy efficiency.
It is an investment in people, but it’s also a shrewd investment in our future.
Not only is it reducing government energy concession payments and increasing household spending power, but it’s helping to ensure Tasmania doesn’t need to import dirty coal power from the Australian mainland.
The Greens have always said tackling global climate change begins at home, and that’s what we’ve done.
Improving energy efficiency helps families, it helps the economy, and it helps the planet.