What is Green Energy?

As the world population rises, so does the demand for energy. More and more people are becoming aware of their impact on the environment and “climate change” and ways to try and prevent it are becoming more popular.

A popular topic is ‘green energy’, but what exactly is it? Green energy or renewable energy is energy that does not pollute the environment. It comes from sources that can be naturally replenished (e.g. solar, hydro or wind) so unlike fossil fuels, they will not run out.

Read more about green energy for businesses here.

Why should I switch to a green energy tariff?

All businesses, large or small, can play their part in helping to tackle climate change by looking at switching to a “green energy” tariff to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.
This allows you to meet the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard where it can be matched to REGOs, allowing you to report zero emissions for “Scope 2” purchased electricity. “REGO” stands for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin and one is issued for each megawatt hour of renewable electricity generated.

The more businesses that switch to a green tariff, the higher the demand for it increases and in turn production and supply levels. This will help slow global warming and enable us to find a solution before fossil fuels run out.

How do I switch to a green tariff?

Many suppliers now offer green energy at similar, competitive rates to the traditional “brown” energy. You can run a comparison using our quick online quoting tool and compare our green prices instantly.
Alternatively, you can contact a member of the team to discuss green options further by calling us on 08000 484800 or emailing support@switchyourenergy.com.