Ofgem announces green rating scheme

Fix energy prices until 30th September 2017

Looking to switch your business energy supplier? Click here

Use our OFGEM accredited comparison tool to compare the whole market today.

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced that it will implement a rating scheme under which consumers and businesses will be able to compare the environmental credentials of green energy deals.

A rating of between one to five stars will be awarded to all green tariffs - and these scores will be made available to businesses and domestic customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint. The system will also extend to low carbon technologies such as combined heat and power schemes.

"More and more people want to go green, but they need to be sure that what they're doing is making a real difference," minister of state for climate change and environment, Ian Pearson, commented.

"Green tariffs have the potential to be a real force for good, and I'm delighted that the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and Ofgem are doing this much-needed work that will give consumers clear, accurate information on the options that are available to them."

Ofgem and the EST says that it will look to work with consumers and the energy industry as it forms its guidelines - which should be in place by September.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.



Found this page interesting?

Help spread the word and share this page with your friends and family on your social networks.