Green energy tariffs are becoming increasingly popular amongst net-zero conscious businesses.
On a record-breaking Easter Monday, the UK power network was its greenest yet with over 80% of the electricity produced coming from renewable energy rather than from traditional pollutant fossil fuels.
It is worth noting, however, that not all sources used by the renewable energy industry are green. Burning wood waste sourced from sustainable forests and turning organic agricultural waste into energy, for example, maybe renewable but the process is not green, due to the CO2 produced.
Green energy comes from replenishable natural sources, often without the need for mining or drilling operations that can be damaging to eco-systems.
The main sources harness the power of nature such as wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy and hydroelectric power, including tidal energy.
From a business energy procurement perspective, suppliers offer a range of green energy tariffs that can be part-sourced or fully sourced from green energy.
In addition to contributing to a more sustainable future, one of the benefits of switching to a green energy tariff is greater price stability.
With these sources often being produced locally, the green energy market is not as affected by the geopolitical issues and supply chain disruptions that lead to volatility. When the Suez canal was blocked for six days due to the cargo ship Ever Given running aground, it caused chaos.
Also as knowledge of this sector becomes more advanced, it is becoming cheaper to produce green energy, making it a good low-cost solution for parts of the world where affordability has been an issue.
As the world strives to reduce carbon emissions and the cost of production continues to fall, green energy looks set to become ever more popular and this is likely to be reflected in the range of tariffs available.
Green energy would appear to be the future, fossil fuels a thing of the past.
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