Fuel mix

2013-14

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

CHP 45%
Energy from Waste 22%
Wind 18%
Anaerobic Digestion 11%
Solar 2%
Biomass 1%
Hydro 1%

National average

Fuel mix

Coal 38.4%
Natural Gas 27.7 %
Nuclear 20.6%
Renewables 11.3%
Other 2.0%

Environment impact

Coal 910 g/kWh
Natural gas 390 g/kWh
Nuclear 0.00 g/kWh
Renewables 0.00 g/kWh
Other 590 g/kWh
Overall 470 g/kWh

Radioactive waste 0.009g per kWh

These are still the figures from 2012-13, as soon as the latest figures are released we will update them.

 

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% renewable.

Not only is this tariff renewable, 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!