Power providers - how they stack up
Switching to ethical electricity is a powerful way to significantly reduce your carbon footprint because around 50% of NSW's carbon emissions come from producing our power.
Government accredited GreenPower
Another way to ensure your electricity is not contributing to climate change is to buy Government accredited “GreenPower” from your existing retailer. Purchasing GreenPower allows you to support Australia’s renewable energy sector by matching your electricity usage with GreenPower accredited renewable energy certificates. Usually this is a surcharge to an existing plan. An estimate of the cost of GreenPower is around 5-8 cents per kWh more than your current electricity rate, so for low electricity users this may be only a few dollars a week.
By committing to the Repower Byron Shire campaign, we can have locally made renewable energy that ensures our air and water is clean and healthy for our families now and in the future.
COREM (Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby) highly values and recommends Enova Energy. A local, not for profit, community-owned enterprise which invests in local renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects. Enova aims to supply our region with locally made renewable electricity. Enova offer a range of plans to suit your budget or environmental intentions and pay a very high feed in tariff for your solar power, see enovaenergy.com.au. If you decide to sign up online use the promo code COREM25 to receive $25 off your first bill and they also will give a donation to COREM.
Repower Byron Shire uses the following criteria to determine ‘ethical’ power.
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This movement is for everyone in Byron Shire who wants to help renewables take their long awaited place in the sun. We all have a part to play, even if you are already powered by renewable energy, we need your help to inspire friends and neighbours to make the change you already have.
STEP ONE: complete the Repower Survey.