Randwick Council crash tackles climate change

Monday, 30 October, 2006

Randwick residents will be able to convert their home electricity supply, at no extra cost, to "green power' accredited electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind turbines and low-impact hydro.

This is because of a deal between Randwick Council and the renewable electricity company Jackgreen. The Jackgreen power is a 10% Green Power accredited product that will support investment in new renewable projects.

Making the switch will allow Randwick residents to offset harmful greenhouse gases from their household energy consumption.

It's a move that's backed by Randwick's leading rugby players. In a ceremony at Coogee Oval, Randwick captain Chris Houston has joined Randwick team mates and Wallaby players Adam Freier, Stephen Hoiles, Morgan Turinui and the Mayor of Randwick, Paul Tracey, to ask Randwick residents to tackle climate change.

"We are calling on a minimum of 1000 Randwick households to crash tackle the issue of climate change by making the conversion to green electricity. It's simple to make this switch and it will cost you nothing more than the standard electricity retail tariff," Adam Freier said.

"People are increasingly looking for convenient solutions and simple steps that they can take to make a difference to our environment. This initiative is a great first step that every one can take," Tracey said.

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