What green energy suppliers are there in the UK?

We have three green energy suppliers in the UK that only offer green tariffs. Be a responsible energy consumer and consider switching your supplier. Read this quick guide to find out more.

what green energy suppliers are there in the uk

We have three green energy suppliers in the UK that only offer green tariffs.  Be a responsible energy consumer and consider switching your supplier.  Read this quick guide to find out more.

Green energy tariffs:

We are more environmentally aware as a society now.  We all see why it is important to reduce our carbon footprint.  Green energy suppliers realise this too.  Smaller green energy suppliers are giving us the choice to make a responsible decision on who we want as our energy provider.

The government has set UK energy suppliers the target of sourcing 15.4% of all our energy from renewables by 2016.

Because of this, most energy suppliers now offer green tariffs.  However, green can mean different things to different suppliers.  There are two true green energy suppliers in the UK that provide 100% renewable energy.  They are Good Energy and Green Energy UK.  However, other tariffs may just make contributions to different environmental schemes.  Your energy may not be from renewable sources.

Green energy suppliers:

There are three green energy suppliers in the UK.  They only offer green energy tariffs.  These are Good Energy, Green Energy UK and Ecotricity.

Good Energy:

100% of their energy comes from renewable sources.  They have contracts with over 500 renewable energy generators across the country.  They will match every unit of your electricity with one generated from a renewable source.

Green Energy UK:

Green Energy UK actually offers two different tariffs.  Their Pale Green option is a low carbon tariff that re-uses the heat generated when power plant create electricity.  Their Deep Green tariff uses 100% renewable energy sources.

Ecotricity:

40% of their energy comes from renewable sources.  They have 16 wind farms and are developing more as their customer base keeps growing.

Big energy companies:

Some of the Big 6 energy companies now offer green tariffs.  If you don’t want to switch energy providers this could be an easy way of being more responsible.  However, to be a true green consumer you should really choose one of the small green energy suppliers I mentioned in the last section.

  • EDF Energy – will match any contribution you make and use this money to support renewable energy projects around the UK
  • Scottish Power – Green Energy Fund invests up to £15.75 of your money a year into renewable projects.  They will match your donation.
  • E.ON – Their GreenPlan will match each unit of electricity with one from a renewable source.
  • Npower – Clean and Green is very similar to E.ON’s green tariff.

I hope I have shown you that there are a number of green energy suppliers in the UK.  You should consider switching to a green tariff to become a responsible energy consumer.

You can also check out OVO Energy and LOC02.  They are small energy providers that also offer green tariffs.

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