The energy regulator OFGEM has revealed the first tariffs that meet its requirements for green certification. These tariffs meet three main criteria laid out by an panel of independent experts:
1. All the electricity use by customers signed up to the tariff must be matched by Renewable Energy bought or generated by the tariff’s Supplier.
2. The Supplier must also contribute to a minimum level of additional environmental benefits for each customer
3. The Supplier must sign up to the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme and obey its rules on transparency (including reporting all its sources of electricity by type) and submitting its Green Supply Tariffs to an annual independent audit.
Nine tariffs have been given ‘green energy certification’…..
- better plan from SSE – Scottish Hydro’s green energy scheme, also available with SWALEC & Southern Electric
- Zero Carbon (to be renamed) and Future Energy from British Gas
- Go Green from E.On
- Green Tariff from EDF Energy
- 100% Green & Gold from Good Energy
- Juice and National Trust Green Energy from npower
- Simply Green from Scottish Power
A good move from OFGEM which should weed out alot of the ‘greenwash’ tariffs out there…………