Get clean power with GreenPower

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The City of Ryde is furthering its commitment to a Net Zero Emissions target of 2040 by encouraging businesses and residents to purchase 100% accredited GreenPower from their electricity retailers.

The government accredited GreenPower program enables Australian households and businesses to choose renewable energy to meet up to 100% of their electricity needs by requesting a renewable energy supply from their retailer.

Most Australian electricity companies offer certified GreenPower – these plans are available for everyone even if you are renting or living in an apartment.

It’s a superior, more environmentally friendly option to a carbon neutral plan, in which your energy provider calculates the emissions associated with your household energy use and purchases corresponding carbon offsets, often from climate action projects in distant countries.

The City of Ryde reached its 100% renewable energy target in June 2022 – eight years ahead of schedule – with energy being supplied by the Moree, Hillston and Nevertire Solar Farms in NSW.

Council has committed to achieving a Net Zero Emissions target of 2035 (or sooner) for council operational emissions and 2040 (or sooner) for community emissions.

Celebrate ‘Zero Emissions Day’ on Thursday 21 September by looking into the ways you can switch your energy to GreenPower:

1. Call and chat – Give your current provider a call and ask them to switch you to a 100% GreenPower plan. If they tell you it’s going to cost considerably more, it might be time to shop around.

2. Finding the greenest option – Green Electricity Guide looks at the top 10 greenest providers in NSW. If you want to support the companies doing the most to avoid fossil fuels, this option is for you.

3. Find the cheapest option – The Energy Made Easy comparison site is an accurate and independent service operated by the Australian Energy Regulator and it’s fantastic for comparing the current deals from all electricity providers in one go. For GreenPower plans tick the GreenPower filter box.

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