Energy suppliers Good Energy have unveiled a new electricity tariff that adheres to the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme.
Under the scheme, every unit of electricity Good Energy sells to consumers has to be 100 per cent renewable and the company must be able to verify the green credentials of its energy.
As well as providing 100 per cent renewable energy, Good Energy must also offset 50kg of carbon a year under the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme. Overall, this amounts to 1,600 tonnes per year.
Green Energy said it plans to meet this target by investing in community renewable heat schemes using technologies such as solar panels and biomass boilers.
The company hopes that the launch of its green tariff will encourage consumers on rival deals to switch energy providers to more eco-friendly and cost-effective alternatives.
Juliet Davenport, chief executive of Good Energy, said: "Good Energy has been campaigning for greater transparency for green tariffs for many years. We think the additional consumer confidence the scheme brings will really help grow the market for renewables in the UK."
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