GreenPower is renewable energy from government accredited sources.
GreenPower comes from energy sourced from the sun, wind, water and waste which produce no additional greenhouse gas emissions. It is bought by your energy provider on your behalf. GreenPower is the only government accredited renewable energy in Australia.
Look for the GreenPower ‘tick’ logo.
Because GreenPower meets the highest environmental standards, the ‘tick’ logo tells you the renewable energy you are buying is the best choice for the environment.
Every year, the GreenPower program accesses the sales and purchase records of retailers and checks that they are buying the renewable energy sold to customers. This is published in the annual audit reports.
Electricity makes up around 50 per cent of a typical household’s greenhouse gas emissions. If you buy 100 per cent GreenPower, your energy company will replace the same amount of energy from renewable sources that would have otherwise been sourced from fossil fuels such as coal.
Drive demand for renewable energy. Your contributions will help grow the renewable energy sector.
You can help reduce water consumption. Renewable energy generators use much less water than coal and gas powered stations.
The more you buy the better. You can choose what percentage (10 – 100 per cent) of your electricity usage you would like to match with GreenPower.
For example — If you buy 100 per cent GreenPower you have matched all of your household’s electricity consumption with renewable energy.* This energy is added to Australia’s electricity grids. The more people who choose to buy GreenPower the more renewable energy is added to the grid.