Cecilia Kemp February 13, 2007

Hi everyone,

I just had someone ask me an interesting question. We are looking at getting people to use more gas instead of electric hot water and cooking. The person said to me that buying Green Power electricity (renewable sources) must be better than using gas as renewables result in no greenhouse gas emissions and gas does. I couldn't argue that point obviously but I also know that even though I buy 100% Green Power the actual source of electricity might be a coal fired plant and that my money goes towards investing in renewables. Should I therefore change my home over to gas (as I had planned) or should I carry on using the 100% Green Power? I still feel inclined to convert to gas...anyone got any feedback?

Cecilia Kemp

Residential Energy Liaison Officer
Manly Council
P: (02) 9976 1665
F: (02) 9976 1400