Affordable, clean energy for all – our challenge
The business I lead, EnergyAustralia, owns some of our country’s largest coal-fired power stations, and is one of the three largest generators of electricity supplying households and businesses (big and small) across eastern Australia. We proudly provide this essential service because we believe all Australians should have reliable, affordable energy. However, the way we generate, deliver and use energy has to change and I’m determined EnergyAustralia will live up to its responsibility.
So, what is EnergyAustralia doing?
- For EnergyAustralia customers who want it, we are offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions from the electricity they use at home at no cost to them
- We are releasing new products and services to help EnergyAustralia customers make better energy choices, like the solar inverter system being developed by Australia-based Redback Technologies that puts you in control of the energy you use
- We are increasing our support for renewable energy. In late 2016, we announced we were committing $1.5 billion to help solar and wind energy projects get off the ground
- We are also investing in running our existing power plants efficiently, keeping customers’ lights on and keeping energy affordable
And there is more to come.
Providing reliable, affordable and clean energy for all Australians will not be easy – the reality is, today, new supplies of clean energy are more expensive than existing power. But I’m as optimistic as ever about Australia’s future and believe that by working together – customers, industry and government – we will address this challenge.