Britain's Greenest Energy

Green electricity is always going to be better for the environment than conventional electricity, from fossil and nuclear sources - which the Big Six and most independent companies supply. But not all green electricity is equal - some sources of it have a lower impact than others.

The right way to measure this is through lifecycle carbon emissions, it’s a cradle to grave approach, taking into account the impacts of the manufacture and operation of the equipment in question – on a per unit of energy generated basis.

Britain's Greenest Energy

As you can see from the table below the electricity we supply is the greenest of any company in Britain, by some way.

And since we’re the only company supplying green gas in Britain, we don’t need to do a lifecycle analysis to know that ours is the greenest. Even at two and a half per cent green it's still the greenest gas in the country. And just as we turn Green Electricity bills into windmills – we're going to turn Green Gas bills into gasmills.

How we calculated Lifecycle Emissions.

 

Key

Key

Theoretical maximum of 837 grams of CO2 per kWh (based on 100% coal).

 

 

Actual grams of CO2 per kWh.

 

Results

Ecotricity

Ecotricity

Good Energy

Good Energy

Green Star

Green Star

 
Co-Operative Energy

Co-Operative Energy

LOCO2

LOCO2

EDF

EDF

Green Energy

Green Energy

British Gas

British Gas

Ovo

Ovo

NPower

NPower

SSE / Ebico

SSE / Ebico

E.On

E.On

Scottish Power

Scottish Power

   

 

Last updated: January 2015



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