These tariffs let you do your bit for the environment. There are a
number of ways in which they work but there are two main options:
- Where a portion of your bill is paid into a fund, which invests either in renewable energy projects (such as solar power, hydro-electric generation or wind farms), or in reforestation projects.
- Where the supplier matches the amount of energy that you buy from them, with an equivalent amount of energy from renewable resources.
The specific details of
individual schemes may be found on the relevant tariff results pages. In
general, these tariffs will be more expensive than the cheapest deals around
because Green energy normally costs more to produce. In most cases however, if
you have not yet switched supplier, you should still be able to save money
whilst helping support the environment. Worth a look!