Look for tariffs marked 'green plan' when you compare
The UK has beaten its quarterly record for renewable electricity generation, according to official government data.
In the first three months of the year, renewable energy sources made up almost half (47%) of the UK's electricity generation. The previous quarterly record was 39% last year.
The renewable energy generation includes power from the UK's windfarms, solar panels, hydro power and bioenergy. Energy generated by solar and wind increased by almost a third last year.
The country's remaining electricity generation in this period was made up of gas (31.4%), nuclear (15.1%), coal (3.8%), oil and other sources (2.7%).
In June, the UK went a record-breaking 67 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes without using coal power since the industrial revolution, thanks to an increase in renewable energy generation and a drop in demand due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
As renewable energy becomes more attainable, it seems that households are keen to embrace green energy habits through their gas and electricity tariffs. In 2019, 44% of energy switches through Uswitch were to a tariff marketed as a 'green energy plan.'
And with more renewable energy available, green energy tariffs are not the costly option that they used to be. Uswitch customers saved an average of £267 by switching to green tariffs last year.
Here are the current cheapest green energy deals Uswitch can help you switch to today:
|100% Green Variable||£1087||Compare now|
|Next Exclusive 2 Year v2||£1177||Compare now|
|100% Green 24m Fixed Jul21 v1||£1187||Compare now|
|Online Fix Mar 2024v3||£1190||Compare now|
|Energy Plus Protection Mar 2024v3||£1190||Compare now|
|Energy August 2023 v2.||£1191||Compare now|
|Energy August 2023 v2||£1191||Compare now|
|2 Year Fixed Energy||£1193||Compare now|
|Exclusive Energy Plus Cover v13||£1210||Compare now|
|Exclusive Energy v11||£1210||Compare now|
Based on average bill sizes for a medium energy user on a dual fuel plan paying by monthly direct debit, and averaged across all regions. This information is updated hourly with energy plans which are available to switch to through Uswitch. To appear in this table, plans must be available in at least 7 of the 14 regions.