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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.