British Gas launches greenest energy tariff


Windsor, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — August 1, 2007 – British Gas has launched two new green energy tariffs – Zero Carbon, which will be the greenest tariff available on the domestic market, and Future Energy. The tariffs were available from July 31, and were introduced in response to the increasing demand for green energy products.

Householders signing up to the Zero Carbon tariff will:

  • Reduce their household energy carbon emissions to zero through Kyoto-compliant offset schemes which will meet the new Defra requirements.
  • Help fund a direct increase in investment in renewable energy generated in the UK.
  • Contribute to the new British Gas green fund, which will invest in developing new renewable technologies such as wave power, and oversee a program to help schools in the UK reduce their CO2 emissions.

Gearóid Lane, Managing Director British Gas New Energy, said: "Our new tariff responds to consumer demand for truly green energy solutions. It is essential that customers have confidence in green energy tariffs and that their credibility is not damaged by tariffs that claim to be green but in reality do not deliver any incremental environmental benefits. Green tariffs are moving from niche to mainstream products and we’re leading the industry by offering a tariff that will do more for the environment than any other product currently available."