Greenpeace today launched New Zealand's first 'Clean Energy Guide' that ranks electricity companies according to their current and future impact on the climate, on a simple thermometer-shaped fridge magnet.

"Consumers have been in the dark for years about where their electricity comes from. Now the Clean Energy Guide gives clear, concise information for consumers to help them make the switch to clean renewable energy and protect the climate. By switching you send a strong message to energy companies that Kiwis do not want to buy - or promote - dirty electricity," said Greenpeace climate campaigner Vanessa Atkinson.

Greenpeace looked at how our providers currently generate electricity, their future generation plans and their policies for the future regarding renewable energy and fossil fuels.