Using energy is like breathing – we can’t live without it. Reducing your energy use and buying green gadgets is all well and good, but even just using electricity is consuming coal and other non-renewable resources and harming the earth. There are many ways to reduce the energy you use or consume but there are also ways to use energy that has come from a renewable, green source. Life Goggles aims to cut a swathe through the complexities of all this and give you a guide to using energy, the green way.
Renewable resources can be wind power, solar, wave, hydro, geothermal or biomass power. Below is a table from The Independent newspaper which compares green energy tariffs from providers in the UK to help you make an informed choice. Scroll down beyond the table to find helpful links if you live elsewhere.
So which do you choose? Well that’s up to you but the clear winner seems to be Good Energy as 100% of their supply comes from renewable energy. Although what they’d do if everyone suddenly signed up with them is anyone’s guess. A website that will help is greenelectricity.org . It also helps you to choose green tariffs if you live outside the UK. For example:
If you live in Canada try here.
Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, or Sweden: here.
If you know of another provider or tariff that will help people make a green choice, please let us know.