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What is green energy?
Green – or renewable – energy is any energy generated from natural sources. In practice, this means anything that isn’t a burning a fossil fuel like coal, oil and gas.
However, not every renewable source is carbon-neutral. Burning biofuels still puts out emissions, though these tend to be cleaner in comparison to fossil fuels.
Green energy is often known as renewable because it is generated without using finite resources. Whether your renewable energy is generated from the wind, the tides or the heat of the sun, it’s much more abundant than fossil fuel, of which there is a finite supply.
Does nuclear power count as renewable?
While nuclear energy is a low-carbon source of energy because it has an extremely limited impact on climate change, it is not considered ‘green’ or ‘renewable’.
Nuclear power is still generated with fuel, commonly uranium or plutonium, that exists in finite amounts on Earth. It also leaves behind very dangerous waste which can be lethal for thousands of years, and which is very expensive to deal with. That said, it’s much less bad for the environment than coal or oil.
Is green energy more expensive?
Green energy tariffs are now extremely competitive as the technology improves and more people start asking for renewable energy. This will only continue, especially as solar panels fall in price and increase in efficiency.
Of course, fossil fuel prices fluctuate too, so it’s hard to say which fuel source is the absolute cheapest. What’s clear these days, though, is that you won’t be paying through the nose to go green.
How do you switch to green energy?
Switching energy suppliers has never been simpler thanks to the Energy Switch Guarantee, which automates the process for customer and allows you to move provider within 21 days with no interruption to service.
There are hundreds of tariffs available on the market today, and MoneySuperMarket’s price comparison service can help you find the supplier and tariff that are right for you.
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Why use MoneySuperMarket to switch your energy?
You could save hundreds of pounds by switching your gas and electricity to a cheaper tariff through MoneySuperMarket.
We help you compare prices from all the energy suppliers in the UK, so you can find the cheapest deals in the market.
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper energy deal. All you have to do is answer some simple questions, and we'll show you tariffs and offers from all the energy companies. We’ll also show you how much you could save by switching to each tariff, to help you choose the best one for you.
We can help you switch to tariffs from most companies directly through MoneySuperMarket. Just click the green button, answer a few more questions, and you’re done.
If you’d prefer to talk to someone, you can call us on 0800 177 7087. We can answer any questions you might have, and even switch you to a new deal over the phone.
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