Green Energy Suppliers
Consumerism and Climate Protection
There is a guide to green energy suppliers below.
For most of us, every time we pay an energy bill we are supporting the use of fossil fuels. As long as that continues, the energy companies will continue to make profit and continue the practice. Even carbon taxes will eventually filter through to the consumer.
As far as electrical supply is concerned, we don’t have to continue that support. Instead we can move our financial support to a Green Tariff or an entirely Green Energy supplier (some also provide a dual + gas tariff). Moving our money from polluting suppliers to green suppliers being of double benefit.
There is third and important benefit. Consumer choices are observable trends which result in forecasts and forecasts create business plans. Therefore, it will also help enormously if you let people know what you have done, and why, as an encouragement for them to follow suite. it is also helpful to tell your old and new supplier why you have switched.
Here are some links to advisory sites, from which a choice can be made, but do check they are certified genuine green suppliers..
UK – Ratings – http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/energy/greenelectricitysuppliers.aspx
UK – Price comparisons – http://www.ukpower.co.uk/home_energy/green_energy_suppliers
USA – A national list seems no longer available but the can be found by using a Google search for your state. Was:- http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml
Australia – http://gpap.greenelectricityguide.org.au (You can skip the sign up – last line)
Canada – There are several companies but I could not find an up to date national guide.
The above is just an example. Other countries also have green energy suppliers but difficult to find in English.
Energy supplies are likely to increase in cost. Heating being the greatest user of power, it makes sense to invest in insulation.
Good wishes to all in your pursuit of protecting our climate for ourselves, those who follow us and everything that lives on this extraordinary garden planet.
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