Meridian Energy Australia – our parent company – has been certified carbon neutral under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard, backed by the Australian Government.
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.
To remain compliant with the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard, we're required to record all emissions associated with conducting our business and then offset these emissions by surrendering voluntary GreenPower Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) bought by our customers as well as voluntarily surrender Certified Reduction Certificates (CERs). We also comply with the obligation to surrender LGCs as is mandatory with the RET's Renewable Percentage.
So 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.
Head to the Government website for more information on this scheme.