bankmecu customers give a thumbs up to a renewable energy future
While many consumers remain deeply concerned about the impact the carbon price may have on their household budgets bankmecu’s General Manager Development, Rowan Dowland says its customers regard the issue of a renewable energy future as very important.
“In two recent surveys 70% of bankmecu customers stated that the issue of renewable energy was important to them. A further 89% of bankmecu customers wanted to see more than 50% ofAustralia’s energy produced from renewable sources” said Dowland.
Research conducted by the Australian Conservation Foundation with the support of bankmecu Hot Air Deflating the Corporate Carbon Price Myths has revealed that there is little evidence to support claims that the $23/tonne price on pollution will damage the very fabric of Australian society.
Australian Conservation Foundation, Economic Adviser, Simon OConnor says “Through our close analysis# of the carbon price impacts on business, we couldn’t find a shred of evidence to support the claims that there will be any significant economic damage to business. It’s now time to get on with the job of moving to a cleaner 21st century economy”
As a customer owned responsible bank, bankmecu has voluntarily taken the initiative to reduce its operational carbon emissions and offset its residual greenhouse gas emissions. The bank also encourages consumers through its various loan products to purchase more carbon emission friendly cars and build more energy efficient, sustainable designed houses.
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#The ACF’s report formed the basis of this article in the Sunday Age – “Impact of the scheme may not be quite what you expect”, 1 July 2012