With inflation running at 7.3% the cost of living is getting higher. A sustainability expert from RMIT shares some ways to reduce spending on energy and food.
Alan Pears AM, Senior Industry Fellow
Topics: cost of living, gas, electricity, energy use, food
“The cost of living is rapidly rising and we’re expected to pay more for the same products, but with no extra money at our disposal.”
“Rising costs of energy will see electricity bills potentially increase by 50% over the next 12 months.”
“To be able to afford these price rises, we must find ways of cutting back on our energy use.”
“Here are some of my more unusual tips on how to save money on your bills:
“Food prices are also rising by 8% a year. Our shopping budget is getting more expensive even though we’re still buying the same items.”
“Here are some tips to help you make your food and money go that little bit further:
Alan Pears AM is a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT. Specialising in sustainability. He has advised on a number of panels and projects in the clean energy, planning, climate policy, green building and public education fields.
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