Fuel mix

2014-15

Our electricity cocktail

What about gas?

We currently don't have a choice where our gas comes from; biogas is not currently permitted into the UK grid. There are plans for it to be introduced but for now gas is gas, 70% of which comes from the North Sea.

Our company fuel mix is as follows:

Sparkling tariff

Environmental impact

CO2 emissions - NIL

Radioactive waste 0.00000g per kWh

Still tariff

Environmental impact

CO2 emissions -190g per kWh

Radioactive waste 0.00000g per kWh

Tap tariff

Environmental impact

CO2 emissions -190g per kWh

Radioactive waste 0.00000g per kWh

Our Fuel mix

Energy from Waste 16%
Anaerobic Digestion 17%
Wind 4%
Solar 4%
Biomass 1%
Hydro 1%
CHP 57%

National average

Fuel mix

Coal 26.7%
Natural Gas 29.7%
Nuclear 22.2%
Renewables 19.3%
Other 2.1%

Environmental impact

Coal 910g of CO2 per kWh
Natural gas 380g of CO2 per kWh
Nuclear 0.00g of CO2 per kWh
Renewables 0.00g of CO2 per kWh
Other 600g of CO2 per kWh
Overall 360g of CO2 per kWh

High Level Radioactive Waste 0.007g per kWh

 

We have simple tariffs that have a positive impact. Let us tell you a little more about them:

In our Tap and Still tariff, we use something called 'combined heat and power' (CHP to its friends). In a nutshell, power plants give off a lot of heat when they make electricity. When this heat would otherwise go to waste, green energy uk's suppliers harness it and put it to good use.

We get CHP from some pretty quirky sources, too. Sign up to Still and tomatoes and hot water pipes could help to power your house!

And you can't get greener than our Sparkling tariff. Using the power of falling water, the sun, the wind, and organic waste material, we provide energy that is 100% sustainable.

Not only is this tariff sustainable, but it helps to clean up and make use of waste products. Some of our generators even use pig poo, skip waste and used chip fat to make electricity!