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By adding a Green Choice™ option to your electricity plan, we will source the equivalent to a portion (10%, 20% or 100%) of your household's electricity usage from renewable energy sources. Future Forests offsets the carbon emissions associated with your household's electricity usage through Australian Carbon Credit Units. The cost of Green Choice™ can vary depending on the amount of electricity you use. With Future Forests, you just pay $1 (GST incl.) a week, whatever your energy usage. You can choose to get one, or both, for your home.
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Not yet. But we’ll be speaking to Australian businesses to see if this program is one that they’d be interested in too. So stay tuned!
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Future Forests is independently audited each year with the results published as part of AGL's annual Sustainability Report as well as a standalone Future Forest Program Annual Report. 100% of customer contributions go toward purchasing carbon offset credits.
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Contact us to stop paying $1 (GST incl.) a week and end your participation in the program.
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By 2050, if not sooner. You can read the announcement from 2015 on our website.
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That’s easy. After speaking with our customers, we found that many were worried about climate change and wanted to do something to tackle it. But they were looking for a way that was both affordable and easy to understand. So, along came AGL Future Forests.
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No, we don’t profit off this program. Customer contributions for Future Forests are used to purchase carbon offsets from Australian based offset projects.
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First, we check how much electricity you’ve used at home. With this data, we can calculate the carbon emissions generated from your usage using official estimates from the Australian Government Department of the Environment.   We can then purchase the equivalent number of carbon credits or offsets from our suppliers, representing the removal of that amount of carbon from the atmosphere.   Visit the Department of Environment and Energy   to learn more about carbon calculations for your state.
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We’ll chip in the rest for you. That’s how AGL Future Forests works – if you’re committed to making a difference, so are we.
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Yes, our corporate offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide have joined the program.
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According to the Australian Energy Regulator, 87% of Australia’s electricity is produced using fossil fuels, and it’s been proven that generating energy this way adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and contributes to global warming.
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In Australia, changes in the climate are increasing our risk of experiencing drought, bushfires, flooding and rising sea-levels.
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Small yet smart ways for using less gas and electricity around the home can help you become more energy efficient, and we’ve got plenty online for you to check out here.
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Absolutely! AGL Future Forests is compatible with all of our residential energy plans, including our solar plans.
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You sure can. Future Forests is a great way to help offset the small carbon footprint you have at home, thanks to having solar panels installed.
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Future Forests offsets 100% of your household electricity carbon emissions. This is calculated using your household's actual electricity usage and the carbon intensity of electricity generation in your State. These figures are provided by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and is usually updated on an annual basis. Visit the Department of Environment and Energy to learn more.
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Australia still generates a large amount of its energy from fossil fuels. Through Future Forests, AGL wants to make it possible for our customers to offset these emissions in an affordable and easy way using Australian based offset projects. Future Forests is a great way to do this because AGL doesn’t profit from the contributions and will cover the emissions from all of your home’s electricity usage for only $1 (GST incl.) a week.
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Global warming is the earth’s average temperature increasing due to the effect of greenhouse gases, and it can lead to changes to our climate and environments. While global warming is caused by a number of factors, a main contributor is human beings burning fossil fuels to produce energy.
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Although your contribution will be charged from within 10 business days of commencing the program, it may not appear on your bill immediately after joining for up to 6 weeks.
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No, they’re entirely different. You can learn more about Coal Seam Gas on our website.  
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