Switch to GreenPower
In Victoria, we’re dependent on brown coal to generate our electricity. It’s a big part of why we’re amongst the world’s worst pollutors.
Signing up for GreenPower is the single easiest way to cut your greenhouse gas emissions from electricity use. When you sign up for GreenPower, your electricity retailer buys electricity from renewable sources on your behalf. It’s like getting solar panels or a wind turbine, without having to work out how to install it. Buying GreenPower means that you are supporting the renewable energy industry and reducing your emissions from electricity to almost zero.
GreenPower does cost a bit more. The exact amount depends on where you buy it from and how much you use. As a rough indication – 100 percent GreenPower (zero emissions) should cost you about $6 extra a week. And 25 percent GreenPower should cost you about $1 extra a week. We think that’s an investment worth making!
Make sure you switch to accredited GreenPower, and not just any company claiming to be sustainable.