Good Energy launches new green energy tariff
Good Energy has unveiled a new version of its electricity tariff that complies with the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme. This means that all domestic electricity provided by the supplier is now certified under the new UK scheme.
The Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme assesses tariffs by making sure every unit of electricity sold to consumers through accredited tariffs is 100% renewable - energy suppliers must be able to back up their claims with proof of where the energy has come from.
To see how Good Energy compares with other energy suppliers such as Npower, British Gas and EDF, have a look at our energy company satisfaction survey results to see where they rank on value, bills and service.
Renewable heat schemes
As well as providing 100% renewable energy, Good Energy must offset 50kg of carbon a year for every customer on the green tariff. This amounts to around 1,600 tonnes annually.
Green Energy intends to meet this target through investing in community renewable heat schemes, using technology such as biomass boilers and solar panels.
Eco friendly homes
Good Energy is hoping that the introduction of the Green Energy Scheme may prompt more consumers to consider renewable energy. If you'd like to make your home greener, our eco house guide provides room-to-room advice on how to create an eco-friendly home.
The Which? advice guide on how to buy solar panels also provides information on choosing, buying and installing solar panels, as well as explaining installation costs and how much money you should expect to save.
Government and supplier grants are available for energy saving home improvements - have a look at our energy grants advice guide to see whether you could benefit from the different schemes available.
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