We’ve all heard of green electricity tariffs – all of the “big six” electricity companies offer a green tariff where for a little extra cost you can be supplied with electricity from renewable sources. All is not as it seems, the electricity companies are all obliged to utilise a proportion of renewable electricity – so you could be paying a little bit extra for them to do what they’re already obliged to do. Those in the know tend to agree that the way to go is to select a supplier who uses only renewable electricity. That leaves you with Ecotricity or Good Energy. It’s hard to say which of these two is best, the comparison isn’t simple and I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader!
If you choose Good Energy, who are a tiny company based in Chippenham, they’ll donate £20 to Sustainable Bishopston. All you have to do is use this link to switch to Good Energy or call then to switch and mention SB).
There’s also green gas to consider. Most gas is a fossil fuel, but gas can also be generated from renewable resources (organic waste such as waste food is turned into biogas by anaerobic digestion). Although the gas contributes to climate change when you use it, it has been made by using waste which would otherwise have ended up in landfill and would have decomposed and in doing so greenhouse gasses. Ecotricity offer green gas as well as green electricity. We’re hoping to have an affiliate arrangement with them too so you can help SB which ever supplier you prefer.