What’s even green energy?
100% of Bulb’s electricity is renewable, and 10% of their gas is green gas (biomethane, which is the gas produced from organic matter like sewage and manure). I really love the transparency that Bulb offers to their clients—they give very specific information about their energy source with a list of all their generators.
Bulb is the energy provider that I personally picked for my home as I like the idea that the business I am supporting is willing to do things entirely sustainably, instead of just having a “green plan” on top of other not-so-green ones.
As they’re my personal favourite energy provider, I’m happy to be able to share a link for you to get £50 off when you make the switch! (full disclaimer: I’ll also get a £50 credit on my electricity bill, and I thank you SO MUCH for that! 🙂 )
Energy sources: hydropower, anaerobic digestion, solar power and biogen.
Their Super Green Octopus Tariff offers 100% renewable electricity and full carbon offsets for gas. This means that from an energy point of view your home is carbon neutral, leaving no footprint on the planet. I don’t know about you guys, but I like that idea a lot.
Energy sources: their main energy source is solar (who said there’s no sunshine in the UK?!) and they also recently invested in wind generation and anaerobic digestion.
3. Ovo Energy
The classic plan they offer is made of 64.7% renewable energy, and 35.3% natural gas (reminder: natural gas, despite its slightly misleading name, isn’t a renewable energy source). They also offer a green upgrade to get 100% renewable energy.
Energy sources of the Green Energy plan: wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydro, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas.
Bonus point: they plant 5 trees on your behalf when you sign up to the green upgrade.
4. Pure Planet
Pure Planet offers a plan with 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon offset for gas (if any). Their point? They want a planet for the next generation too.
Energy sources: local wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal and hydropower.
Bonus: on top of all this green goodness, Squeaky is also a bCorp.
Morgane is a London-based writer and the founder of Zero Waste Nest. She’s passionate about sustainable living, ethical fashion and social justice. She also founded the Ethical Fashion Guide, with the firm intention to make ethical fashion the norm. Her retirement plans are to adopt as many stray cats as she’s able to.
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