Car­bon-neu­tral power on of­fer

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Be­nalla is lead­ing the way in cre­at­ing a bet­ter en­ergy fu­ture with lo­cal peo­ple 3.3 per cent more likely to choose car­bon neu­tral elec­tric­ity than the Vic­to­rian State av­er­age.

That is the find­ings of anal­y­sis by EnergyAus­tralia whose goal is to help one mil­lion Aus­tralian homes opt-in for car­bon neu­tral elec­tric­ity by 2020.

Chief cus­tomer of­fi­cer Chris Ryan said it was en­cour­ag­ing that so many Be­nalla res­i­dents had de­cided to play a part to help ad­dress cli­mate change.

‘‘Vic­to­rian cus­tomers may not re­alise it, but they can opt-in to 100 per cent car­bon-neu­tral elec­tric­ity at no ex­tra cost,’’ Mr Ryan said.

‘‘By opt­ing-in, they’re sup­port­ing a range of projects that re­duce or avoid car­bon emis­sions here and over­seas.

‘‘We launched our car­bon-neu­tral elec­tric­ity pro­gram in late 2016 af­ter cus­tomers told us they wanted to help ad­dress cli­mate change, but in a way that’s sim­ple and puts them in con­trol.

‘‘We’d love to see as many Vic­to­rian house­holds as pos­si­ble join our car­bon­neu­tral move­ment.

‘‘It’s has­sle-free and a cost-ef­fec­tive way of sup­port­ing the en­vi­ron­ment with a few clicks of the mouse.

‘‘In the spirit of friendly com­pe­ti­tion, the race is now on for Be­nalla Ru­ral City Coun­cil res­i­dents to be the fron­trun­ners in Vic­to­ria.’’

House­holds of all shapes and sizes in Be­nalla mak­ing the de­ci­sion to go car­bon neu­tral sets a strong ex­am­ple for the rest of Vic­to­ria to off­set the car­bon emis­sions from their home elec­tric­ity use.

EnergyAus­tralia pur­chases car­bon off­set units in cli­mate ac­tion projects, such as bush­fire man­age­ment in Aus­tralia’s out­back, na­tive for­est re­growth and re­new­able projects in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

One-hun­dred per cent car­bon-neu­tral elec­tric­ity is avail­able to EnergyAus­tralia’s res­i­den­tial elec­tric­ity cus­tomers.

New cus­tomers can also opt-in when set­ting up their ac­count and when six months rolls around EnergyAus­tralia will au­to­mat­i­cally put them on the pro­gram.

Cus­tomers can find out more and opt-in by vis­it­ing energyaus­tralia.com.au/goneu­tral

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