Buy renewable electricity
By purchasing 100 per cent Federal Government accredited GreenPower renewable electricity you are instantly switching your electricity dollar from a traditional coal-burning power plant to one of a combination of renewable sources of electricity generation (e.g. wind, hydro, biomass and solar) and stopping approximately 10 tonnes of CO2 / year (for an average home) from being released into the atmosphere.
How to do it now!
Your current energy provider will be able to tell you about the options they provide. Just call the number on your latest electricity bill and tell them you want to switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity (or a percentage). If you are in the mood for a change, find out about the accredited renewable electricity options available from these retailers.
|Electricity Provider||Phone No#||ACT||NSW||NT||QLD||SA||TAS||VIC||WA|
|Aurora Energy||131 002||✔|
|Australian Power and Gas||133 298||✔|
|Energy Australia||13 15 02||✔||✔||✔|
|Ergon Energy||13 10 46||✔|
|Green Choice||131 493||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Horizon Power||1800 089 504||✔|
|Lumo Energy||1300 115 866||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Origin Energy||13 24 63||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Power Direct||1300 307 966||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|PowerWater||1800 245 092||✔|
|Simply Energy||13 88 08||✔||✔|
|South Australia Electricity||1300 360 294||✔|
|Synergy||13 13 53||✔|
|Alternatively these retailers allow you to remain with your current electricity retailer but offset your carbon emissions through the purchase GreenPower credits.|
|Carbon Offset Provider|
|CO2 Exchange||03 9805 0728||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Climate Friendly||1300 CLIMATE||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|COZero||1300 BE NEUTRAL||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Green Choice||131 493||✔||✔||✔|
Why is this action important?
Traditional sources of energy release large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere. This CO2 (and other greenhouse gases) is exceeding nature's ability to absorb (sequester) them, and as a result these gases are accumulating in the atmosphere and are causing the global atmosphere to heat up (global warming). The changing weather patterns that result are in turn putting stress on all other parts of the global ecosystem, systems already under stress from human activity. Effects of this include increasing species extinction, desertification, water shortages, and the direct effect of changing weather conditions and the melting of polar icecaps.