British Gas becomes the latest to offer green tariff

British Gas has announced the launch of its Green Future tariff, claiming to be one of the greenest on the market.

On 24 January, it unveiled the tariff, which is dual fuel and fixed until July 2022. Listing its green credentials, the supplier said that 10% of the gas on the tariff will come from renewable sources with the green gas on the tariff coming from the Centrica-backed Barrow Green Gas. By partnering with ClimateCare, 90% of the gas customers use on the tariff will be carbon offset through carbon reduction projects in developing countries.

All (100%) of customer electricity use on the tariff will be matched by buying electricity from renewable sources through Guarantees of Origin certificates or Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates or both. Dual fuel customers will support the growth of up to 10 trees in the UK per household for each year of the tariff. The average bill for consumers on the tariff is £1,237, noted as being a slight premium on standard rates in order to account for the costs of providing green energy but a cost-effective offering for those looking for the greenest tariffs.

Dave Kirwan, Managing Director of UK Home, Centrica, said: “Customers who choose this tariff will have peace of mind that they are making a positive contribution towards tackling climate change. We want to offer our customers different types of tariffs that suit their individual needs and for some that means knowing their energy is from environmentally friendly sources.”