MEF conference focuses on reducing climate change effects

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Australian households may be interested in talks being held this week at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) in the United States.

The meeting aims to address climate change and what is being done on an international scale to combat it.

It was publicised Monday (September 24) that parliamentary secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus will be representing Australia at the conference.

Australia is one of 17 countries at the meeting to discuss political leadership and global warming before the United Nations Climate conference in Doha, Qatar in December.

"The US is leading the way as one of the largest global investors in clean energy," said Mr Dreyfus.

"Just like Australia, it has begun cutting pollution to make the transition to a low carbon, clean energy economy.  Despite political obstacles, there's an impressive range of climate action occurring at national and state level."

With climate change at the forefront of peoples' minds, now may be an opportune time to assess your energy consumption and see how you may help to reduce carbon emissions at home.

Households may also want to investigate which electricity supplier is the most environmentally friendly.