Electricity is the largest contributor to Australian greenhouse gas emissions and to many businesses' own carbon footprint. Making the switch to renewables can help your organisation make fast progress towards your net zero targets.
Make the switch in the following ways:
- Onsite: installing rooftop solar panels
- Through the grid: Talk to your energy retailer about their renewable energy options accredited by GreenPower. This is often the fastest and most accessible pathway.
- Purchasing directly: larger organisations are increasingly signing contracts (often called a power purchase agreement) with wind farms and solar farms to secure energy at a certain price over a longer period (5-10 years).
- Buying certificates: Large Generation Certificates (LGCs) allow organisations to make the 100% renewable claim. GreenPower is a form of certificates, however LGCs can be purchased on the open market as well.
Your company’s targets and values will inform which options are most suitable. CitySwitch resources and support can help you to navigate these options and develop a plan to make the shift to 100% renewables.