Amber’s whole model is about going beyond offsetting, to incentivise and reward people for shifting WHEN they use power. With our app and wholesale electricity model, you are empowered to use energy when it is greenest (and cheapest). This is the fastest way to get Australia to 100% renewables.
In the meantime, the best we can all do is offset any remaining unavoidable carbon emissions from our electricity use. We have two plans to choose from to help you do that:
Carbon Neutral plan: This is our default plan. When you choose our carbon-neutral plan, we offset the carbon produced in generating your electricity by buying verified carbon units, which are generated by international sustainability developments to reduce CO2 emissions. The prices displayed on our website and on our app already include the carbon offset cost, which is up to 0.5 cents/kWh, depending on your region.
100% GreenPower plan: GreenPower is a government-accredited scheme that enables consumers to buy ‘certificates’ generated by renewable energy sources which can offset usage from the grid.
The GreenPower scheme acts as a financial transfer that operates on top of the electricity grid. Renewable generators are awarded certificates when they generate electricity, and consumers buy these certificates to offset their consumption. This essentially gives renewable energy a price premium over dirty sources, to encourage more development of renewable sources.
The cost of 100% GreenPower scheme is an additional charge per kWh added to the price you pay for energy. Check our pricing factsheets to view current GreenPower pricing for your network.