At Pollution Solution, we care deeply about keeping road pollution out of our streets. We view our system as an important step in the journey towards a world where we no longer need to rely on fossil fuels to power our business. Of course, switching to an electric vehicle is a powerful way to reduce your household’s carbon footprint. But did you know that you can also reduce your carbon footprint by switching to a new energy supplier?
There are more green energy tariffs available on the energy market than ever before. And switching to one could not only help the environment, it could save you money too!
What is a green energy tariff?
As our friends at Switch-Plan will tell you, there are lots of green energy suppliers to choose from. And all have green energy tariffs to suit a variety of needs. A green energy tariff is an energy plan that offers electricity from 100% renewable sources.
These commonly include:
Biomass (burning sustainably-sourced wooden pellets
These are all far cleaner and more renewable than burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, and are even safer than nuclear energy.
You can also get green dual-fuel tariffs that combine renewable energy with carbon neutral-or carbon offset gas. Carbon-offset gas means that the carbon from your natural gas is offset by carbon-neutral or carbon-negative endeavours at home and overseas. Carbon-neutral of “green gas” is gas sourced from farm, animal, and plant waste.
Is green energy more expensive?
Not necessarily. Many of the cheapest energy plans on the market are also green energy tariffs. Although Ofgem upholds rigorous standards to ensure that suppliers can market themselves as green, the cost of compliance is not passed on to the consumer.
What are the benefits of a green energy tariff?
There are many reasons why eco-conscious energy consumers might want to switch to a green energy supplier. Here are just a few of the benefits:
Switching to a green tariff reduces your carbon footprint by over a tonne per year.
There are a wealth of green energy tariffs to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that suits your needs.
Some of the UK’s greenest suppliers are also the highest-rated for value and customer service.
You’re voting with your wallet for a more renewable energy market and encouraging more suppliers to offer green energy tariffs.
Who are the best green energy suppliers?
There are several noteworthy green energy suppliers on the market who offer a diverse range of cost-effective tariffs to suit all needs. Some of the most popular include:
Green Energy UK
Good Energy UK
Outfox The Market
If you’re not currently on a green energy tariff, why not look into switching today? The planet (and your wallet) will thank you!