If you are concerned about your household carbon dioxide emissions or purchase of nuclear power you might prefer to get your electricity from renewable energy sources. Many companies offer "green" tariffs.
There are three main types of green electricity supply: green supply (generated from renewable energy sources), green funds (which use a portion of your payments to promote renewable energy or other environmental projects) and carbon offset. Some tariffs provide a combination of more than one of these.
Green tariffs are available to everyone in the UK, often at no extra cost. Find out how to switch to green electricity.
Green electricity is generated by renewable energy sources, including:
- Small-scale hydropower
- Onshore wind power
- Offshore wind power
- Solar power
- Biomass (energy crops, wood chips, etc)
- Landfill gas.