British Gas launches new Green Future tariff
British Gas has announced the launch of its Green Future Plus July 2022 tariff, which offers consumers “green gas”, renewable electricity and their carbon being offset.
According to the “Big Six” supplier, Green Gas is comprised of biomethane which is produced from renewable sources. 10% of the gas on this tariff will be from renewable sources by buying Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin certificates from the Green Gas Certification Scheme.
For renewables, 100% of customer electricity use on this tariff will be matched by buying electricity from renewable sources through Guarantees of Origin certificates or Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates or both.
The tarriff also includes a partnership with ClimateCare, ensuring that 90% of the gas customers use on this tariff is carbon offset through carbon reduction projects in developing countries.
Dual-fuel customers will also support the growth of up to 10 trees in the UK per household for each year of the tariff. ClimateCare will evidence the trees supported by purchasing Pending Issuance Units or Woodland Carbon Units.
The tarriff is more expensive than standard alternatives, with British Gas claiming the “slight premium on standard rates to account for the costs of providing green energy.”
Vaughan Lindsay, CEO, ClimateCare said:
“We are pleased to partner with British Gas to provide a sustainable energy tariff that its customers can select with confidence. Our expert teams will ensure that emissions from gas use on the Green Future tariff are offset through the highest quality projects and deliver real, verified carbon reductions that help to tackle climate change, whilst alternative green energy solutions are scaled.”
Dave Kirwan, Managing Director of UK Home, Centrica added:
“Customers who choose this tariff will have peace of mind that they are making a positive contribution towards tackling climate change. We want to offer our customers different types of tariffs that suit their individual needs and for some that means knowing their energy is from environmentally friendly sources. As well as providing ways for people to consume greener energy, we’ve led the way in electric vehicle charging, distributed energy solutions and we are committed to helping our customers reduce their emissions.”