This accreditation means our carbon neutrality for both electricity and gas has been officially recognised by the Australian Government – the first time an energy company has been accredited under this program.
Meridian Energy Australia (our parent company), Powershop (us), and all our operations are certified carbon neutral under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. But importantly for our customers, the carbon neutral certification applies to our product as well. So if you’re a Powershop customer all your energy usage is certified carbon neutral – at no extra cost to you!.
It’s a bit of a mouthful, but we’re delighted about the certification so we thought we’d take a moment to break down the acronym and explain what being carbon neutral for gas means.
Climate Active provides a carbon neutral standard for businesses and other organisations that are voluntarily seeking to be carbon neutral. The standard sets out what is required for calculating, auditing and offsetting the carbon account of an organisation, product or service to achieve carbon neutrality. It also provides guidance on what is a genuine offset unit.
Making our gas carbon neutral works similarly to electricity – because we source our gas from the Australian gas market, we know the gas our customers use has a carbon cost. For every gigajoule of gas we provide to customers, we calculate the carbon emissions that would be released from consuming that volume of gas. Powershop then purchases and surrenders carbon certificates to offset that usage – these are then accredited under the National Carbon Offset Standard.
Offsetting all the carbon associated with our customers’ energy usage at no extra cost means we’re supporting local and global environmental, social and economic initiatives. It’s part of our commitment to do the right thing by the planet to help encourage positive outcomes for Australians and communities all over the world.
Join Australia’s first & only accredited carbon neutral energy retailer today.