ISSUES, BARRIERS AND BENEFITS EVALUATION

We want to design a program to help people understand and manage their energy costs, while doing their bit in helping the environment. We need your help in designing a relevant program, that meets your needs. Please share your thoughts on what you think the problem is and where you think the solution lies. 

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* 1. What do you think are the three largest issues which concern you regarding energy use in your house?

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* 2. What do you think can be done to address these issues?

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* 3. Are you aware of any of your personal attitudes that is preventing you from addressing this issue?

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* 4. Do you think you have a role to play in addressing this issue? If yes, how can you contribute towards it and how can your efforts be assisted?

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* 5. Are you aware of any technical solution or change in behaviour that can help you resolve the issues? If yes, why haven’t you used one?

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* 6. Are you aware of any information campaigns and rebate scheme from federal/state/local government or you local community group? If no, write “NO”; if yes write names of the campaigns you are aware of.

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* 7. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following? Please complete the following by ticking circle that matches most closely with your opinion.

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Not sure Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 
During the past year, I have taken steps to reduce my household’s energy consumption
It would save me money to reduce my household’s energy consumption
Reducing my household’s energy consumption would be inconvenient
I understand my electricity/gas bills and I can shop around to get a better deal from the energy retailer
I don’t know where I consume energy in my household and how I can reduce usage
I prefer to have some person in the local community or council who can help me understand my household’s energy consumption
People I know have taken steps to reduce their  household’s energy consumption
My friends and family think I should reduce my household’s energy consumption
I understand the running cost of appliances and can make informed financial decisions when purchasing an energy consuming appliance
About half of Australia’s CO2 emissions comes from electricity generation
The greenhouse effect is caused by a hole in the earth’s ozone layer
Australians pay more for electricity than most other people in the world
Per person, Australians use more electricity than most other people in the world
There is strong debate in the scientific community about whether climate change is a real problem

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* 8. Overall, how energy efficient is your household and all the people who live in it, compared to other households like yours?

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* 9. Which of the following you have in household?

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* 10. What is your household income per year (before tax)? Please tick one only

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