Most Australians don't realise that over 90% of their electricity is generated by burning coal. This creates greenhouse gas pollution that contributes to global warming and climate change.
What is Green Power?
Green Power is a national accreditation program that sets stringent environmental and reporting standards for renewable energy products offered by electricity suppliers to households and businesses across Australia. If you choose a government accredited Green Power product, your energy supplier agrees that the equivalent amount of energy you nominate is produced from renewable sources, avoiding the use of coal-derived power.
Energy suppliers' Green Power products are independently audited so you can be sure your money is being well spent. The Green Power tick is your guarantee that your contributions are helping facilitate the installation of new sustainable energy projects in Australia.
Blacktown City Council started to purchase Green Power in July 2001 and, is currently purchasing 10% Green Power for 16 Major Sites and 6% Green Power for 212 Minor Sites.
. For more information about greenpower visit www.greenpower.com.au
For more information on home solar power systems visit the Clean Energy Council's Website by clicking here.