Go Electric

An important step on the path zero emissions is to remove all use of fossil fuels within your home and business. Electrifying your hot water systems, appliances and tools is an excellent way to work towards this with the added bonus of improved efficiency and cost savings!

Transport’s Carbon
Footprint

Transport accounts for almost 30% of the Cairns region’s emissions and reducing the emissions intensity of vehicles is one of the most cost effective emissions reduction opportunities in Australia.

Electric vehicles aren’t the only thing you can electrify. What about your swapping your old petrol lawn mower with an electric mower or switching your gas cook top to induction? What other fossil fuel powered tools can you convert to electric?

What You Can Do

  Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle ownership in Australia is on the increase. In 2021, Australia recorded 20,665 Electric Vehicle sales compared with 6,900 in 2020.

With more vehicle manufacturers designing electric vehicles than ever before, the market is becoming more competitive all the time. It’s the perfect time to start benefiting from owning an EV.

Active Transport 

Aside from Electric Vehicles, there are a number of ways you can reduce or eliminate your emissions with active transport.  Examples of active transport include electric bikes, electric scooters and walking.

Active Transport

Aside from Electric Vehicles, there are a number of ways you can reduce or eliminate your emissions with active transport.  Examples of active transport include electric bikes, electric scooters and walking.

Tools & Appliances

The use of natural gas in the home is expensive and highly polluting. 

By switching to electricity wherever possible and adding a home solar system, you can drastically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and reduce your energy bills!

Get as much of your energy consumption as possible hooked up to the power grid.

If you have your own solar power then charging your electric tool, bike or scooter during the day means you have a zero emissions vehicle at a fraction of the cost of an electric car.

But even if you don’t make your own renewable energy, the electricity you draw from the grid is approximately 20% renewable and increasing every day thanks to the QLD government target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Combining renewable energy with the electrification of your vehicles and tools puts a household or business well on the way to net zero emissions. And the more businesses that take these steps will result in more green products being available for consumers – the next step in the path to net zero.

Join ZEC on the Path to Zero

Be recognised for taking steps to becoming carbon neutral with your business