Green energy, also referred to as renewable energy, is generated from natural and renewable resources that can be replenished and do not harm the environment — as opposed to being generated by finite resources such as oil or coal that also produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Green energy can be generated from a range of sources, including the tides, the sun, the wind and more.
Green energy is a particularly appealing concept to many people because, unlike fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, renewable energy sources will not run out and it will not harm the environment in the same way energy generation from fossil fuels does.
Because of this increased demand, green energy suppliers are no longer a niche concept. Most energy suppliers now offer green energy tariffs that offer some level of renewable energy.
You can use table filters to only show green energy plans when you run a comparison with Uswitch. Enter your postcode above to get started.
The key draw of a green tariff is in helping the planet in the fight against climate change by powering your home via clean renewable energy rather than harmful fossil fuels.
Many customers can save money on fixed green energy tariffs when they're compared to standard variable tariffs, which have long been the most expensive tariffs on the market.
The more green tariffs customers sign up to, the more funding can be contributed to renewable energy generation projects around the country.
Ready to switch? Uswitch's pioneering Green Accreditation scheme is here to help you make a well-informed choice.
1. Run an energy comparison by entering your postcode above and look out for the ‘green plan’ badge on your results table. You can also filter the results by renewable energy plans.
2. In ‘plan features’ on the results page select ‘green plans’. You can choose from Gold, Silver or Bronze accredited plans, which have been categorised based on the amount of renewable energy suppliers directly buy and the level of investment they are making to support the growth of renewable energy.
3. Once you’ve chosen your new green energy plan, we’ll handle the rest of the switching process for you. Your new renewable energy supplier and your current supplier will agree on a switching date and you’ll receive a welcome pack.
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