Frequently Asked Questions
Renewal energy is generated from 100% renewable and sustainable sources, like wind or sun. It’s called renewable because it renews itself quickly, over and over again.
There are lots of different sources of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydro and geo-thermal.
• Hydro and wind sources generate energy through the movement of water and air.
• Solar and geo-thermal sources generate energy through heat.
All of these sources provide reliable energy and protect the environment. These are also renewable sources of energy and not created from limited materials, such as fossil fuels.
• Renewable energy is energy that is replenished as quickly, or even quicker than it is used. Most renewable energy is also green.
• Providers that offer green energy are required by Ofgem, the energy regulator, to provide more than just renewables. They are obliged to offer additional benefits with their green energy plans.
Clean energy has been created with minimal radiation or hazardous chemicals. It won’t produce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution and just like green energy, it doesn’t threaten the environment.
The alternative to green, renewal energy is burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, which is a major contributor to climate change.
Green energy is produced with minimum impact on the environment. It doesn’t release greenhouses gases into the air that contribute to global warming, which fossil fuels do.
Investing in renewable energy provides a healthier, better future for our planet and everyone in it. Where fossil fuels will eventually run out, renewable energy won’t. It will remain for future generations. The more we use renewals, the more we can reduce our carbon footprint.
Your carbon footprint is your own personal impact on the environment. It is an estimate of the carbon dioxide created from the energy you use in your homes, how you travel and the production and transportation of the goods you buy. Using renewable energy will reduce your carbon footprint as it does not produce carbon dioxide.
Green energy is generally more expensive compared to traditional energy because the cost of producing renewable energy, offsetting emissions, or contributing to environmental schemes adds additional costs for suppliers who purchase it.