How does a tariff like TIDE benefit the environment?
TIDE uses 100% renewable electricity and the UK’s only 100% green gas. You can find out more about how our energy is generated here.
But just choosing 100% green energy is not enough. We also need to look at when we consume energy.
The UK’s national grid draws electricity from a broad range of energy supplies to cope with the country’s day-to-day demands. There are some pinch points during the day when demand can outstrip normal supply. When this happens, gas or diesel-powered plants fire up to meet the demand. This adds dramatically to the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions.
By making simple changes to how and when we use our energy, we can flatten out the peaks and help to ensure that our renewable generation is able to meet as much of the UK’s demand for energy as possible.