I got a letter yesterday from AGL asking me to join their “green power” programme for electricity and gas. That is, whatever amount you use they’ll guaranteed to generate the same amount from renewable sources. (Which makes sense for electricity, though I don’t know how they reckon they could do that for gas).
Now, call me an idiot, but… it claims it costs no more… there’s no locked-in contract… there’s no termination fee… there’s nothing I can see in the small print which indicates it’ll cost me extra, and the only thing I can see that’s at all restrictive is I have to give 28 days notice of disconnection.
Am I missing something? Some unmentionable government/taxpayer subsidy or something? If they can do this for no extra cost (which I don’t really believe), why not switch everyone to “green power”?