Green tariffs are “misleading customers”

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY

Many energy tariffs presented as green are “misleading” consumers as they are not 100% renewable, according to new research from switching site Compare the Market. The analysis of 54 dual fuel green tariffs found that only 37 offer 100% electricity supplied from renewable sources. Only six tariffs meanwhile offer 100% renewable energy across both gas and electricity. A further 12 tariffs provide either 15 or 25% of the gas a household consumes from renewable sources, and 30% of the tariffs do not provide any gas from renewable sources at all. The research also suggests that the market availability of green energy tariffs is failing to meet demand.

Compare the Market