Which energy supplier can deliver renewable energy to your company? And what kinds of renewable energy are for sale? When you choose to purchase green power, you support an increase in the development of renewable energy sources. And that automatically reduces the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Greater reliance on renewable sources also provides economic benefits and can improve national energy security and a cleaner air. Below are some tips that can help you to make the right choice for your energy supplier (when this is possible in your country).
Green, greener, greenest
Grey fossil power is generated from coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear power. Green power is generated in a sustainable manner by the wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass. Green power comes from the same outlet as gray power. When you switch to green energy, your energy supplier has to ensure that the same amount of green electricity is put on the energy network, as you have consumed in a given period. If retail electricity competition is allowed in your state, you may be able to purchase a green power product from an alternative electricity supplier. Some states have already implemented electricity competition.
How green is green energy?
‘Green energy’ refers to electricity or warmth supplied from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, geothermal, hydropower, or biomass. Increasingly, energy customers are being given different supply options. It is even possible to choose a supplier for electricity and an other one for warmth. The purchase of green electricity and gas is often just as expensive as the purchase of fossil grey energy. Ask the energy-suppliers in your country or region for information that can help you make a sustainable choice for your energy supplier.