Let's get power smart
Our population is increasing and each one of us is using more electricity all the time.
That's having a growing impact on our environment because almost all the electricity generated in NSW comes from coal-fired power stations. Burning coal to generate electricity causes a lot of carbon pollution (or greenhouse gases) to be released into the atmosphere.
In fact, electricity use accounts for more than a third of the carbon pollution in NSW.
The Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW is supporting the community (households, businesses, public facilities and government agencies) to reduce our power use by being more energy efficient. This means we are all working together to lower the state's carbon pollution.
Reducing electricity use doesn't mean less comfort, it's just using power more wisely – like we've become more aware about the importance of conserving water. Of course being power-smart also means lower electricity bills, so saving power is a win-win situation for everyone.
Switch on to Save Power
The Save Power campaign is a NSW government initiative set up in response to the community's request for more information about how using electricity impacts our environment and what can be done to save power and lower power bills.
The Save Power campaign is designed to show households, business and public facilities simple actions that can be taken to reduce carbon pollution and save money on power bills.
It also provides information for all sectors of the community about rebates available and the many energy efficient programs the NSW government is providing.
Have a look around the Save Power website for more information about how you can save power and make a Power Pledge to lower the number of black balloons you produce.