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ACHIEVEMENT: The City of Melbourne refuses to accept electricity sourced from the burning of woodchips.

TARGET DATE: June 2002. PROGRESS: Achieved.

DESCRIPTION: The Federal Government adopted a definition of renewable energy that includes the burning of woodchips for power generation. The City of Melbourne rejects this definition of renewable energy, and has unanimously adopted a motion I moved in 2002 refusing to purchase electricity sourced from the burning of woodchips.

FURTHER INFORMATION: This email was taken from a May 2001 Greenleap message sent by Bridget McIntosh re Greenpower and native forests electricity generation.

Just for clarification, any electricity suppliers' Green Power accredited product is over and above the legislation, and does not accept native forests as an electricity generation source. Electricity suppliers who want to maintain accreditation for their product, must comply with the strict rules and be audited every year. So if you want certainty about where your electricity comes from, and want to drive investment in renewable energy (more than 2%), ask your electricity supplier for their accredited Green Power product (and beware of plain old 'renewable electricity' charged at a premium). Check out www.greenpower.com.au for the rules and audited reports for each electricity supplier. This transparency and audit is part of the service provided by the National Green Power Accreditation Program.

Bridget McIntosh, National Green Power Program Manager
Ph (02) 9249 6175; Fx (02) 9299 0042; www.greenpower.com.au; www.seda.nsw.gov.au


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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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