National Grid gas supply alert - green gas the solution?

01 March 2018

Commenting in response to the National Grid’s gas supply alert, Doug Stewart, CEO, Green Energy UK has said:

“Concerns over supply of natural gas, begs the question why more people don’t switch to renewable sources of green gas. The market for this has grown substantially over recent years, and its forecast to reach 10 million homes by 2050."

The market is also growing for businesses with some powering their own operations from biomethane produced from the sewage sludge e.g. Seven Trent. Green gas is also being used by businesses to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions. For example, Sainsbury’s Unilever ets are using Green Gas Certificates* to drive down their reported greenhouse gas emissions.

*Established in 2011 the Green Gas Certification Scheme Issues Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs) for units of biomethane injected into the gas grid and securely tracks them through to gas consumers who are provided with a Green Gas Certificate that can be used as evidence of their biomethane use. The Scheme was established by the REA Biogas Group and is run but the Renewable Energy Association via its subsidiary Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL).

For more information on the growth of green gas please see -

Green Energy

• Green Energy were the first UK company to deliver a Time of Day Tariff • The first to provide UK customers with 100% green gas And Doug Stewart, CEO of Green Energy was one of the first to point out to Government and the CMA the fragility regarding the finances of new energy companies - one of the reasons that GB Energy went bust last year. He was the first boss of a supply company to publicly call for stress tests to be conducted for new entrants.