Shire house­holds setting an ex­am­ple in the car­bon neu­tral move­ment

Mansfield Courier - - News -

ENERGYAus­tralia anal­y­sis has shown that house­holds throughRXW 0DQV¿HOG DUH OHDGLQJ WKH ZD\ in cre­at­ing a bet­ter en­ergy fu­ture and are 84.4 per cent more likely to choose car­bon neu­tral elec­tric­ity than the Vic­to­rian state av­er­age.

&KLHI FXVWRPHU RI¿FHU &KULV Ryan said it was en­cour­ag­ing that VR PDQ\ 0DQV¿HOG 6KLUH UHVLGHQWV Pic­tured are (from left) se­nior jour­nal­ist Jar­rah Loh and pho­tog­ra­pher Ken Rains­bury with the Mans­field Courier’s VCPA (Vic­to­rian Coun­try Press As­so­ci­a­tion) Best Sport Photo 2018 tro­phy, which was won for the front cover photo ‘Fired up for the new sea­son’ from our March 21 edi­tion. have 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.

“By opt­ing-in, they’re sup­port­ing a range of projects that re­duce or avoid car­bon emis­sions here and over­seas,” Mr Ryan said.

“We’d love to see as many Vic­to­rian house­holds as pos­si­ble join our car­bon neu­tral 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 Mans¿HOG 6KLUH &RXQFLO UHVLGHQWV WR EH the fron­trun­ners in Vic­to­ria.”

EnergyAus­tralia said their goal is to help one mil­lion Aus­tralian homes opt-in for car­bon neu­tral elec­tric­ity by 2020.

Mr Ryan said that so many in 0DQV¿HOG 6KLUH PDNLQJ WKH GHFLVLRQ to go car­bon neu­tral sets a strong ex­am­ple for the rest of Vic­to­ria to off­set the car­bon emis­sions from their home elec­tric­ity use.

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