Wondering how to find and switch to a green energy plan that's right for your household and lifestyle? uSwitch explains how ...
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Despite the growing number of conscientious UK consumers seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact, fewer and fewer energy suppliers are offering certified green plans.
While just four years ago most of the big six offered some kind of renewable energy plan, many have dropped them in favour of offering less expensive choices.
But you can still find and switch to green energy tariffs, if you’re willing to pay a slight premium on the unit rates.
As of the time of this writing (May 2014), only one provider had a domestic energy plan certified to the standards of the Green Energy Certification Scheme (GECS): Good Energy’s Good Energy plan.
UPDATE In August 2014, Good Energy dropped their green certification (though they still offer 100% renewable electricity). There are currently no energy plans certified under GECS.
However, other suppliers — including Ovo Energy, LoCO2, Woodland Trust Energy, Ecotricity and Green Energy UK — offer plans that provide between 15% and 100% renewable electricity and low-carbon energy.
To see a full list of green suppliers and green plans currently available in your area, run an energy comparison with uSwitch, and filter your results using the “Green and environmental plans” option.