What is a Green Power electricity plan?
Currently over 80% of the electricity used in Australia is generated from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal. By purchasing (government accredited) GreenPower you can be sure you are displacing your electricity usage with certified renewable energy that has zero net greenhouse gas emissions. GreenPower is around 5-8 cents per KWh more than your current electricity rate. On average offsetting 100% of your electricity bill with GreenPower will cost around a dollar a day, whilst offsetting 10% of your electricity bill with GreenPower will cost as little as $1 per week. So you can choose to alter your contribution based on your budget!
Here is a list of the top green energy retailers:
1. Powershop (NZ owned)
2. Diamond Energy (80% Australian)
3. EnergyLocals (Australian) (has a "start-up sub branch, Amber, who provides fluctuating wholesale energy prices)
4. Enova (Community owned, Australian, providing locally generated energy)
5. Origin Energy (Australian) & Momentum Energy (Australian)
If you are already with one of them, you can call them and ask them to put you on a green plan or a carbon neutral plan. This might slightly increase your energy tariff.
Green energy retailers
Here is a list of the top green energy retailers: 1. Powershop (NZ owned) 2. Diamond Energy (80% Australian) 3. EnergyLocals (Australian) (has a "start-up sub branch, Amber, who provides fluctuating wholesale energy prices) 4. Enova (Community owned, ...
What is 3-phase power?
Source for this info: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/home-batteries-3-phase/ Three-phase is a type of grid connection. It describes how your home is physically connected to the grid. All grid connected homes in Australia are either: single-phase ...
My electricity bills are very high, what can I do?
Here are seven easy ways to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable, and entertained: 1. Heating/Cooling - Heat with Your Home with an energy efficient reverse cycle split system Air Conditioner, Set Your Heater To 18-20℃ ...
Is gas cheaper than electricity?
Gas is no longer the cheapest option for heating your home. Changes in the gas market mean that most of our gas resources are now exported overseas, making it much more expensive for us to buy for use in residential homes. More energy efficient ...
Do appliances use electricity when plugged in?
Yes. Nearly all things plugged in will bleed some energy if the power point is turned on. Called "standby" electricity loss because it's so often associated with electronics in standby or idle mode, it's also known as "phantom" or "vampire" ...