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Carbon neutral

As a Powershop customer, all of your energy usage is certified carbon neutral at no extra cost.

Meridian Energy Australia, one of our group companies, has been certified carbon neutral against the requirements of the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) by the Australian Government. Although it’s a bit of a mouthful, as the first power company to be accredited in Australia, we’re chuffed.

Meridian Energy Australia, Powershop, and all of our operations are certified carbon offset under the NCOS benchmark. But importantly for our customers, the NCOS accreditation applies to the electricity we sell as well.

Image explaining Powershop's carbon offset process
*We commit to using Certified Emission Reduction certificates. These certify that emissions have been reduced by a Clean Development Mechanism project project verified under the Kyoto Protocol.

Why did Powershop go carbon neutral?

No matter which energy retailer you buy your electricity from, it all comes from the same central pool because all energy retailers in Australia buy their electricity from the National Electricity Market.

Because we can’t control which electrons are actually delivered to your home or business, we made the decision to offset 100% of the carbon emissions associated with our customers’ electricity use, to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint.

More information:

Powershop & carbon offsetting: What, How & Why

Carbon offsetting and certificates. How do they work?