It’s official! Powershop are Australia’s first and only certified carbon neutral energy retailer

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Meridian Energy Australia – our parent company – has been certified carbon neutral against the requirements of the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) by the Australian Government.

It’s a bit of a mouthful, but we’re pretty proud about the certification so we thought we’d take a minute to break down the acronym and explain what it actually means.

The NCOS accreditation provides a benchmark for businesses and other organisations that are voluntarily seeking to be carbon neutral. The benchmark 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.

Meridian Energy Australia (our parent company), Powershop (us), and all our operations are certified carbon offset under the NCOS benchmark. But importantly for our customers, the NCOS accreditation 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.

Some of our customers may know that we’ve actually been carbon neutral since September 2014. The NCOS accreditation means our carbon neutrality has been officially recognised by the Australian Government – the first time an energy company has been accredited under this program.

“Meridian is the first energy company to be accredited under this program. As the majority of city emissions come from electricity, the fact businesses and consumers now have greater choices for purchasing carbon neutral electricity or renewable energy is a significant step towards the goal of carbon neutral cities.” (Government media release, 22 Dec 2015).

Read the full media release here. Check out the complete list of current certified carbon neutral businesses on the Government website.

Switch now to Australia’s first & only accredited carbon neutral energy retailer. 

6 thoughts on “It’s official! Powershop are Australia’s first and only certified carbon neutral energy retailer

  1. Hal pearce

    I would be interested in switching to powershop.,but as a pensioner i can not afford to pay any more than i am paying now.
    Thank You Hal pearce

    Reply
    1. Powershop Post author

      Hey Hal,

      We understand. We work hard to make sure our pricing is affordable, plus we provide tools to help better manage your energy bill. If you’d like, we’re happy to do a bill compare for you to see whether we can save you any money?

      If you’d like to send us your details we’ll get in touch. Head to our contact us page here: http://www.powershop.com.au/contact-us/ and submit your details via the form.

      Thanks!
      Lauren
      The Powershop crew

      Reply
  2. Kent Broad

    G’day Lauren

    Congratulations! be interested to know what offsets you are using? Tried to download the media release but couldn’t access?

    Warm regards
    Kent

    Reply
    1. Powershop Post author

      Hey Kent

      Sorry! Looks like the links weren’t live. I’ve updated them now and you can take a look at more info on the government website.

      Cheers
      Lauren

      Reply
  3. Mike

    In the email the link to the blog has a full stop at the end of it, making the link copletely useless as it doesn’t work. If you take the full stop off the end of the link it will get more people reading it.

    Reply
    1. Powershop Post author

      Hey Mike

      Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Is this from the recent Change.org email? We just checked and the link is working from the email on our end – but we’ll make sure this feedback is passed on.

      Cheers
      Lauren

      Reply

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