Energy firms are ‘misleading’ customers by selling ‘green tariffs’ despite producing NO renewable energy, investigation reveals

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dave Ward

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Energy firms have been accused of potentially misleading customers with claims about their ‘green tariffs’.

Some firms that claim their electricity is ‘100 per cent renewable’ do not run any wind farms or even pay for a specific amount of power from green sources to match customer demand.

Instead, they can get away with making this claim by simply paying a small annual fee – of only £1.55 per customer per year – to a firm that does generate renewable energy.

Energy firms have been accused of potentially misleading customers with claims about their 'green tariffs'

An investigation by Which? found a long list of firms that all claim to sell ‘100 per cent renewable’ electricity tariffs without generating renewable energy themselves or having contracts to buy it direct from generators.

Instead, they rely on what are effectively accountancy measures that involve paying small fees to buy Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificates.

The consumer group said: ‘REGO…

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