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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 10 2008
38 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 11, 2008 MB JGL830 You don't have to pay more to make a difference MAKE YOUR HOME GREEN WITH ENERGY And switch your home to government accredited GreenPower with Jackgreen. Jackgreen is the only electricity retailer with GreenPower accreditation on ever y product and are committed to making a real and positive difference for our environment. Reduce your carbon emissions by switching to GreenPower with Jackgreen today! Call 1300 46 5225 or visit jackgreen.com.au Solar Shop Australia is a national renewable energy company specialising in the design and installation of Grid Connect Solar & Remote Area Power. Solar Shop Australia provides the largest National network of showrooms, regional advisors & BCSE accredited installers. Providing renewable energy solutions since 1999, Solar Shop Australia is the only renewable energy solutions provider endorsed by Planet ARK. "Solar -- we make it simple". 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With BioGarden compostable mulch film The complete range of certified biodegradable bags and films Act now against climate change -- buy NoCO2 and LowCO2 certified products and services! www.noco2.com.au Suite 13, 38-46 Albany Street St Leonards NSW ph: 02 9439 99 90 ww noco2 com au ww noco2c m au CARBON REDUCTION INSTITUTE Greenhouse Friendly, Chemical Free, Safe Natural Paints. Good for the Environment Safe for your Family. 583a King Street Newtown 9519 0433 I www.thenaturalpaintplace.com.au 15% Discount on Bio Products for September SAVE THE PLANET ONE STEP AT A TIME Step up to the warmth & enduring style of bamboo flooring • Easy installation • Retardant against termites, fire, scuffing and indentation • Ve ry stable under humid conditions • Allergy free • Colourfast and abrasive resistant • Beautiful and durable • Environmentally friendly • Price advantage over timber www.styleplantation.com 02 8399 0242 se a ripple products shower timer. www.rippleproducts.com AUSTRALIA WIDE SOLAR SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS Installing Since 1992 www.awsolar.com.au email@example.com By Jayne Edmonds The operation to provide Australian householders, T Ttheir communities and businesses with easy, cost- effective and new, renewable energy alternatives to greenhouse gas-producing sources is well underway. Established electricity production technologies burn fossil fuels such as coal and produce greenhouse gas (or carbon) emissions that impact negatively on the environment and are implicated in global warming and climate change. "We need to support all positive initiatives -- the key is to provide simple solutions to take out the hurdles, with the major hurdle being cost,'' says Andrew Randall, managing director of renewable energy supplier, Jackgreen. A government-accredited GreenPower provider which leads the way in the 'new, renewable' energy business, Jackgreen was licensed to retail electricity in NSW in 2002. The accreditation scheme initiated by the NSW Government is the basis of the currently federal scheme of accreditation of clean energy products and services. In 2005, Jackgreen was launched as an alternative energy supplier. ``As a community, we need to make the right choices for the environment, and at Jackgreen we advise on and supply real ways for our customers to affordably reduce their carbon emissions at a community level, from households, schools and local community groups to local businesses and other employers,'' explains Mr Randall. Currently, Jackgreen's clean, environmentally-friendly power is available in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT. For new customers arranging GreenPower, the sign up process takes only minutes, with Jackgreen transferring their electricity supply and issuing all future invoices. ``Our customers can be assured they are buying new, renewable energy, demand which is also increasing renewable energy being fed into the grid,'' says Mr Randall. In fact, in an independent Planet Ark survey published in the Daily Telegraph in December 2006, Jackgreen was found to provide the lowest prices for every one of its GreenPower products as compared with all retail energy providers. See the Jackgreen website for further details. Consider the impact of t his when households generate about one-fifth of national carbon emissions. With a range of packages from 10 percent GreenPower to 100 per cent GreenPower generated from solar, wind and other environmentally-friendly sources, Jackgreen customers in NSW, QLD, Victoria and SA (ACT not included in survey) will pay only $4.40 per week for electricity 100 per cent GreenPower supplied, the price of morning tea, on top of energy and supply retail tariffs for that property. This price was published in the Choice GreenPower price comparison survey in May 2008, available at www.choice.com.au. More recently, Jackgreen acquired Easy Being Green and has provided energy saver light globes to over 650,000 homes. Easy Being Green will also be introducing weekly tips on reducing environmental impacts and costs as well as a solar hot water system program allowing consumers to get a free solar hot water system, building on assistance provided by the Federal Government's solar hot water rebates. Coinciding with changes in greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements, commercial customers can now ask Easy Being Green to assist in assessing current emissions, to design a plan to reduce these including carbon emission offset arrangements, and provide a program tailored to employees. With so many practical initiatives to offer, Jackgreen is endorsed by environmental group Planet Ark, and in turn supports the group's community programs including National Tree Day and recycling. Details: Further details available at 1300 GO JACK (46 5225) www.jackgreen.com.au Special Report - Sustainable Living Clean power is green power
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