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09 Feb 2010 12:02:07

Certification scheme for green electricity tariffs launched



Certification scheme for green electricity tariffs launched
A new certification has been launched to help consumers identify the greenest electricity tariffs.

The "green energy certified" label requires suppliers to demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that their products produce fewer emissions.

According to Solitaire Townsend, the panel chair, only two percent of the UK's population currently use green electricity suppliers.

Ms Townsend said: "I hope that a trustworthy label will convince many more to go green. To rebuild confidence in green energy our independence must mean just that; the panel decisions will be based on evidence not marketing."

The suppliers assessed so far include EDF Energy, E.On, British Gas, Scottish and Southern Energy, Good Energy, RWE Npower and Scottish Power.

Ofgem, which is using the scheme to support its Green Supply Guidelines, has said that in order for a tariff to be given the green stamp, a supplier must undertake an environmental activity "which abates at least a minimum threshold of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions".

For domestic green tariffs, this threshold is set at one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions if the activity is offsetting and 50kg of the same if the activity is a community-based renewable energy project.

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hforbes wrote:

12 Feb 2010

It is quite simple, really. Only Good Energy are 100% suppliers of green electricity.


hforbes wrote:

12 Feb 2010

It i squite simple really: only Good Energy are 100% suppliers of green electricity




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