We know that what we do today affects how we live tomorrow.

While fossil fuels are still part of Alinta Energy’s generation to ensure reliable and affordable energy, we are serious about the transition to renewables. That’s why we’re investing big in renewable energy.

By choosing our new carbon offset product, you can support Australian-based offset projects and help make a difference too.

How does Carbon Balance work?

Our Carbon Balance plan enables our customers to offset the carbon emissions associated with their gas usage. When you choose Carbon Balance with Alinta Energy, carbon offsets 'balance out' the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions proportionate to the energy you purchase from us.

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Support Australian-based offset projects

At Alinta Energy, we’re always looking for ways to do better. That’s why ALL of the carbon offsets we buy support Australian-based projects. This means that when you choose Carbon Balance with Alinta Energy, you’re supporting projects making a difference locally.

Plus, we buy offset units eligible under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard, so you can feel confident you’re supporting meaningful offset projects that meet Climate Active’s stringent integrity requirements.

How carbon offsetting works

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Producing electricity or gas using fossil fuels releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
Electricity and gas travels via poles or pipes and are used by homes and businesses.
To offset the carbon emissions associated with your energy usage, you can choose to sign up to the Carbon Balance product.
We calculate the emissions associated with your energy use.
We buy carbon offset units that support Australian projects to offset these emissions. These projects reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

Why choose Carbon Balance

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It's simple

Sign up to Carbon Balance in a few easy steps and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Consider the environment

It’s an easy way to offset some of your carbon footprint and help make a difference.

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Support Australian-based projects

All offset units we buy support Australian-based projects.

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Climate Active certified

We buy offset units eligible under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.

Frequently asked questions

Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. The brand represents Australia’s collective effort to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions to lessen our negative impact on the environment. The Climate Active carbon neutral certification is one of the most rigorous in the world.

The Climate Active network is made up of certified members from a number of industries and is backed by the Australian Government to enable everyone to work together for a better future.

Alinta Energy is proud to be part of the Climate Active network with our certified opt-in product.

Put simply, one carbon offset unit is used to represent one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent reduced or removed from the atmosphere (known as tCO2-e).

Carbon offset units are generated by projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

No. Just like all our Alinta Energy plans, Carbon Balance does not require a lock-in contract.

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