According to Ecotricity, a supplier of green electricity in the United Kingdom, what has so far been referred to as ‘green electricity’ does not guarantee that there will be a reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions. This is because some of the so-called ‘green electricity’ is not really renewable energy.
As per Ecotricity the only renewable energy that contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions as well reducing the dependency on fossil fuels is what is presently being developed. Ecotricity goes ahead to say that anyone who is not developing any renewable energy generation facility and yet claims to produce green electricity is lying.
Ecotricity has made public a table showing the funds invested in renewable energy project by the six major energy suppliers in the United Kingdom. Ecotricity itself has claimed that out of the combined electricity that it supplies twenty eight per cent of that amount is produced from renewable sources of energy. The energy supplier pledged that this would continue to increase as they set up more wind energy turbines.
But Ecotricity is not alone in accusing some energy suppliers of making some false green tariff allegations. An spokesman for Ofgem asserted that the energy regulator was concerned about the false green energy tariff claims and was working towards clearing the confusion that was reigning among electricity consumers over the matter. Ofgem is understood to be preparing a rating system which will clearly demonstrate which energy tariffs are of benefit to the environment.
More information can be found by visiting www.ofgem.go.uk