How GreenPower benefits Australia
The electricity sector is the biggest contributor to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Purchasing GreenPower energy is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment and support the growth of renewable energy in Australia.
Did you know that around 80% of the electricity used in Australia comes from burning of fossil fuels? Or that more than 35% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation? This makes the electricity sector by far the biggest contributor to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The good news is, there are more than 200,000 GreenPowered households and businesses in Australia, who are all reducing their impact on the environment and investing in our renewable energy sector.
Since 2009, GreenPower business and household customers have saved more than 11.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases. That's the equivalent of taking more than 2.6 million cars off the road for a full year!
Net-zero emissions for your household or business
When you purchase GreenPower, we guarantee the electricity you use is coming from renewable energy sources that meet strict environmental criteria. You can be sure that the grid electricity your household or business is using has net-zero emissions.
Investing in renewable energy for the future
When you buy GreenPower, you not only reduce your impact on the environment; you also help to support Australia’s renewable energy sector. Your money goes to creating more sources of renewable energy, from wind farms to solar grids and mini-hydro to bioenergy.
What’s more, by supporting renewable energy projects, GreenPower customers are helping to create jobs for their fellow Australians, especially in regional areas. GreenPower renewable energy projects don’t damage the natural environment and support regional businesses.
Since 2009, GreenPower customers have invested more than $600 million into Australia's renewable energy industry.
How do you know you are buying energy in the most environmentally-friendly way when there are so many options? This is where GreenPower comes in.
As the only government-managed renewable energy accreditation program, we have an extensive two-tier auditing process to ensure no double counting of carbon credits. With GreenPower, you can be confident your renewable energy and carbon abatement are assured and verified.
Going the extra mile
The government has Renewable Energy Targets for investing in renewable energy, including large investments like building wind and solar farms, and small investments like subsidising home or small business solar systems.
Although GreenPower is government-managed, the GreenPower program is not part of the Renewable Energy Targets – this is an additional initiative, going above and beyond the government's existing commitments to reduce emissions.