This is perhaps the most obvious switch we can make as it's directly connected to our carbon economy.
Ultimately Australia need to stop burning coal and gas to generate electricity. It's expensive, heinously inefficient and it's damaging our climate. Australia also has the most abundant solar and wind resources in the world. And we have all of the minerals needed to create new green energy and manufacturing hubs in our regions. The Morrison government has held been damaging to our country by slowing the transition. But in your home, you get to call the shots.
By moving your electricity provider to a renewables provider (solar, wind, hydro, battery) and choosing the 100% GreenPower option, you are directly funding renewables projects and shutting off the flow of cash to fossil fuels.
Better yet, Australian has the most affordable rooftop solar and battery scheme anywhere in the world. It's the cheapest form of electricity available and only getting cheaper. If you own your home, you can run it directly on sunshine.
If you want to learn more about the bright future ahead of Australia, read The Big Switch by Saul Griffith.
Human.Kind installed a 30kW solar system on our leased building. It makes more than we use. We're also connected to Energy Locals for top up renewable power with 100% GreenPower option.
Time it takes?
Home solar and batteries can be installed within a few weeks of making your order. Simply sign up with your new group and they will tell your fossil friend it's over.
How can I learn more?
The link below will take you to The Green Electricity Guide by Greepeace.