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Why should you consider going green?

“Going green” has so many benefits – not just your local area but for the whole planet. Having green credentials is also great for your corporate social responsibility and is something you can brag about on your website.

Switch to green energy with Edge Utilities. Currently, Australia produces around 23.5% and 33 terawatt-hours (TWh) of its electricity from renewables. We still have a long way to go to achieve the Australian governments commitment of greater than 40% by 2030. We are now producing more green energy than ever before and the percentage of people who are in favour of using renewable energy in the Australia is rising.

Green Business Energy

Here in Australia, the government has set an ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28% by 2030. It’s a pretty big ask, but by making significant changes, individuals and businesses can all play their part in making it happen.

Businesses use far more energy than individual households. Just imagine what could happen if your business joined thousands or even millions of others worldwide in switching to renewably sourced energy? Combined with improvements to energy efficiency, we can make a big difference.

What is Renewable Business Energy?

Renewable energy does just what it says on the packet. Unlike fossil fuels, these are energy supplies that won’t run out because they are renewable. Better still, this kind of energy production doesn’t harm the environment.

But where does renewable power come from, and how is it created? Well, it includes energy sources derived from solar panels, wind turbines, hydropower and biomass energy, such as plant or animal material used as fuel to produce electricity or heat.

Individuals and organisations can also generate their own green energy, using feed-in tariff incentives to make money by selling power back to the grid. These tariffs are based on the electricity generated by a renewable energy system which is used in the property, such as solar.

Some of the best solar feed-in tariffs in Queensland are as high as 18 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to eligible customers. The next best FiT rate comes at 17c/kWh and15c/kWh apiece.

This is usually paid by electricity grid, system or market operators and often known as a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA).

Do you know what makes up the largest portion of your utility bill?

Electricity derived from the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. These are non-renewable sources of energy. Once they are gone, they are gone – and the earth only has a limited supply. There are various estimates as to when we will have used up all supplies of fossil fuels, but many agree around the year 2060 isn’t too far off the mark.

We have a limited amount of time to make the switch to 100% renewable electricity.

Low or no-carbon electricity can be generated by solar or wind power, or by biomass. Biomass is used in Australia mainly for low-cost heating, especially in households without access to natural gas for heating. Currently we have more than 65 sites using landfill gas to generate electricity and a further 50 that operate away from landfill dumps.

Edge Utilities can help you to seek out the best green electricity tariffs for your needs, at exclusive prices you won’t find anywhere else.

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