What is Green Energy?
“Green” energy, also known as renewable energy, is used to describe sources of energy which are considered environmentally friendly and non-polluting. It includes energy sourced from the sun, wind, water, and waste – all of which produce limited greenhouse gas emissions.
Green energy is becoming increasingly available. Consumers may purchase green energy in order to support further development, help reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity generation, and increase their nation’s energy independence. Renewable energy certificates (such as Green certificates or Green tags) have been one way for consumers to support green energy.
What is GreenPower?
“GreenPower” is an abbreviated term referring to the National GreenPower Accreditation Program (NGPAP).
The NGPAP is a national program for renewable energy products offered by energy retailers.
The money collected by energy retailers from customers that choose to buy GreenPower products is transferred into “GreenPower Rights” that are tradeable credits. These tradeable credits are one form of the subsidisation of the energy generator.
What is Accredited Renewable Energy?
Accredited renewable energy does not burn fossil fuels like coal or natural gas which add greenhouse gas emissions to our atmosphere and is considered by some to contribute to climate change. The accreditation means that an independent third party ensures these renewable energy products meet a certain standard.
Green Energy Providers in Australia
Energy retailers all over Australia now offer consumers green renewable electricity products.
More than 778,000 Australian households and businesses support GreenPower. Before you pick a green offer, be sure to run a price comparison through www.goswitch.com.au to compare a range of providers.
More Information About Green Energy
For more information you may visit these, sites:
greenpower.gov.au – An initiative of ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia Governments.
greenelectricitywatch.org.au – A consortium of environmental groups that provide a comparison of environmental credentials.