The electricity sector is the largest single contributor to Australia's emissions. Switching your household to renewable energy with GreenPower is the simplest way to support climate action.
When you see the GreenPower tick, you can be confident you are choosing energy from accredited renewable sources, removing greenhouse gas emissions based on how much you buy, and benefiting the Australian economy. That's because GreenPower is independently audited in a two tiered system, managed by the government.
How to get GreenPower
Choosing GreenPower is as simple as contacting your energy supplier and asking for a GreenPower Accredited Product. You can also shop around to find the most cost-effective GreenPower offering.
The benefits of choosing GreenPower:
Cut your greenhouse gas emissions
Reduce your contribution to climate change
Help drive demand for greener energy
Develop the renewable energy sector, helping it replace non-renewable and polluting coal and gas-based generation
Support jobs in renewable energy in regional Australia.
Reduce your energy footprint
Switching to renewable energy is the simplest way to support climate action.
You'll be reducing your home or apartment's environmental impact because you'll be offsetting your electricity use with renewables that have zero net greenhouse gas emissions. For instance, if you purchase 100% GreenPower for your house you can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% (assuming electricity makes up 50% of your household carbon footprint).
How does the renewable energy get to my home?
When you purchase GreenPower Accredited renewable energy, your electricity does not come directly from a renewable source to your property. Instead, the equivalent amount of new renewable energy is added to the electricity grid on your behalf every year. You purchase the right to that amount of renewable energy; and GreenPower ensures that your renewable energy isn't used by someone else as well. This means you are helping to reduce Australia's overall greenhouse gas emissions with your purchase.
Together, we're making a difference
There are more than 160,000 GreenPowered households and businesses in Australia reducing their impact on the environment and driving investment in our renewable energy sector. Since 2005, GreenPower business and household customers have saved more than 16 million tonnes of greenhouse gases. That's the equivalent of taking more than 6 million cars off the road for a full year!
Importantly, this renewable energy is additional to the amount of renewable energy already in the grid as mandated by government requirements such as the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
Supporting Australia's renewable energy sector
When you buy GreenPower you are supporting renewable electricity generators. By doing so, you're helping create jobs for Australians and supporting regional businesses. Since 2011, GreenPower customers have been responsible for investing more than $500 million back into Australia's renewable energy industry.
For more information see our GreenPower Household Brochure