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Federation Council households setting an example

By Corowa Free Press

EnergyAustralia analysis has shown that households throughout Federation Council are leading the way in creating a better energy future and are 35 per cent more likely to choose carbon neutral electricity than the NSW state average.

EnergyAustralia’s 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 Federation Council residents have decided to play a part to help address climate change.

“Federation Council 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 NSW 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 Federation Council to be the frontrunner in NSW.” 

Australian households of all shapes and sizes in Federation Council making the decision to go carbon neutral sets a strong example for the rest of NSW 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/go-neutral.