Sometimes making a small change can significantly help the planet, but it can also save us money. What I found surprising when looking into changing energy providers to one that would be 100% renewable, is that price comparison websites said it would save me up to £300 a year compared to my current provider. Looking into both tariffs, the rates were definitely lower from the green energy company, but I remain skeptical on it saving me that much. I will let you know in a year! Either way, it’s cheaper, and it’s better for the planet, so it’s a no brainer.
I used this website to compare the different renewable energy providers in my area greenelectricity.org . In the end I went for Bulb, and through their website it only took 10 minutes to switch.
Green energy is electricity that comes from renewable sources, that don’t contribute to global warming. It can come from wind farms or solar panels, hydro power, wave power, tidal power and more. And Bulb get most of theirs from UK providers. Energy that travels less is even better.
And more good news, the government is changing rules over the next few years which will not only help save energy overall, but give people more potential to make money from energy they produce. On BBC news last week they reported “New rules will make it easier for people to generate their own power with solar panels, store it in batteries and sell it to the National Grid.” Wonderful.