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Setting Up Green Energy In Your New Home

by Robyn Fletcher | Apr 23, 2021 | Residential

A bespoke eco-building needs an eco-friendly energy tariff to go with it. Here are some tips on setting up green energy in your new home. 

Setting Up Green Energy In Your New Home

With a timber-frame eco-building, you know that you’re getting a bespoke environmentally friendly space that’s designed to give you more work or leisure space without adding to your environmental footprint. But an eco-building needs an eco-friendly tariff to go with it. Especially if you’re just moving into your new home. 

Believe it or not, your choice in energy tariffs can either offset or add to the considerable cost of moving. Not to mention your household’s carbon footprint in your new home. The sooner you set up a green energy plan in your new home, the more you can benefit in a number of ways.

Why is it essential to set up energy in my new home?

As soon as you move into a new property, you’re automatically placed on a contract with whatever supplier the previous occupant used. In most cases, you are put on the supplier’s standard variable tariff by default. As the folks at Switch-Plan will tell you, not only is this likely to be their most expensive tariff, it also may not give you green energy. This is what’s known as a ‘deemed contract’. The good news is that you can get out of it at any time. The sooner you switch to a new tariff with a green energy supplier, the more you can save money while also helping to save the planet.  

Why choose a green energy supplier?

The UK is, slowly but surely, crawling towards its goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050. But there are other countries like Iceland that are way ahead of us. The fact that they already have a 100% renewable energy infrastructure is a huge part of that. 

At present, around 40% of the UK’s energy fuel mix is made up of renewables like solar, wind and hydropower. That’s pretty great… but we can do better! By choosing a green energy supplier that exclusively uses renewable energy sources, you’re voting with your wallet for a future that’s no longer dependent on fossil fuels. Green suppliers are also constantly investing in carbon-neutral projects all over the world. Something that you help to fund through your bills. There are even green energy tariffs that include carbon-neutral gas that’s sourced from farm and plant waste. 

Is green energy more expensive?

It’s a common misconception that green energy tariffs are more expensive than their conventional counterparts. But many of the UK’s cheapest energy tariffs are also 100% renewable. As more and more suppliers abandon fossil fuels in favour of renewable alternatives, there’s a growing number of renewable energy suppliers to choose from, all providing 100% renewable electricity and either carbon-neutral or carbon-offset gas. So there’s an excellent chance that you could save money with a green energy tariff, and by switching every 12-18 months you can be sure that you’re always getting great value for money and keeping the green energy market competitive.  

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About the author

Robyn Fletcher
Robyn has been with TGEscapes for 8 years working in various areas of the company including sales, administration, marketing and customer service with a particular interest in social media. She has trained in business and administration, as well as working for a short time in insurance. Robyn has grown up and lives in rural Herefordshire, she is the mother of a lovely 6 year old boy and has an interest in all things environmental.

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