Carbon-neutral power on offer
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