Nearly every Australia has already taken action to reduce their carbon emissions. Whether you are turning off lights or driving less, buying carbon offsets or even installing solar panels. We are all concerned about climate change, and we want to know that our actions count. And that what we are doing is helping to reduce the impacts of climate change.
But under the government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), what you do to reduce carbon emissions won’t make a difference at all to Australia’s total emissions. In fact, the more emissions you abate through your actions, the more emissions Australia’s biggest polluters can pollute.
In 2008, GreenPower provided over 1.8 million megawatt hours per annum to over 877,000 households and 34,000 businesses. Under the government’s proposal all 1.8 million MWh generated each year through GreenPower simply won't count as additional to the mandatory target.