How to save money by using less energy how to heat with your air conditioner and more!

Tim Forcey

When: Monday 2 May 2016, 7:30-9:00pm.

Where: Community Hub, Eastern Reserve, Winchelsea

Cost: A gold coin donation would be appreciated to help offset costs.

Speaker: Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor, University of Melbourne Energy Institute.


Tim Forcey is a chemical engineer and energy analyst with over 35 years experience in the oil, gas and electricity industries in Australia and abroad. He recently completed research with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute that found that gas demand in Eastern Australia could fall by as much as half in the next decade, one reason being that electric appliances are now much more cost-efficient than their gas counterparts.


As has been widely reported in The AGE and elsewhere, the paper also found that switching from gas could create huge money saving opportunities for home owners, renters, and even small businesses. A large Victoria household could be saving up to $658 a year, simply by turning on existing reverse-cycle air conditioners for winter heating.

The research is particularly relevant as the Victorian government decides whether or not to open up the state to broad-scale unconventional gas mining.

The humble air conditioner may well be the disruptive technology, sitting under our nose, that could heat our homes for less while protecting our local environment and communities from the dangers of unconventional gas mining.

Come and hear how your home, business or institution can save money and be part of this fuel-switch revolution. Tim will speak for approximately 45 minutes and the rest of the evening will be spent discussing your questions.

Brought to you with the support of:

Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG),

Frack-Free Moriac,

Alternative Technology Association (ATA),

Any questions?: Doug 0438 411 761