Green power

There are three different energy sources

  • renewable sources of energy: hydroelectric power, wind power, solar power and biomass, biogas, geothermal energy 
  • fossil sources of energy: brown coal, stone coal, peat, natural gas and petroleum
  • nuclear sources of energy

The number of energy providers who supply only green energy increases every year, while the percentage of fossil energy in the energy mix is already under 10% for households.
 
What is green power?
Green power is electricity produced from renewable energy. As opposed to the combustion of non-renewable sources of energy, no environmentally harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) is set free.
 
Why is CO2 harmful for the climate?
CO2 is a greenhouse gas that whose increasing concentration in the atmosphere leads to global warming and tips the natural balance of our ecosystem.
 
The benefits of green power
In addition to emphasising the consumer's environmental conscience, the use of green power has many other benefits. The expansion of green power strengthens the regional economic structure and creates jobs whole decreasing the need for energy imports, which in turn opens up new opportunities for the energy industry.
 
"Power comes from the socket and does not have a label" - so how can consumers recognise green power?
Pursuant to Austrian legislation, the power bill must include information about the energy mix. With a certificate of origin provided by the grid operator, green energy providers can prove that they actually produce green power and feed it into the public grid. In our Österreichische Post energy cost calculator, you will see the energy mix for every energy provider.
 
Our tips for eco-friendly consumers
If you are interested in green power, you have the option of clicking on "Green energy providers only" in our Österreichische Post energy cost calculator. You will then only receive offers from green energy providers.
You decide if you would like to get power and gas from renewable sources in the future.