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Green Energy Savings

  • What does green energy mean in practice?
  • What tariffs are available for the different types of green energy?
  • What do they cost?
  • USC is here to help and advise you.

Green energy is offered by many electricity supply companies but there are a number of different types which leads to confusion. Its generation should have minimal impact on the earth's natural resources. There are three types of environmentally friendly and 'green' energy as follows:-

CCL (Climate Change Levy) Exempt Renewable

This includes land fill gas technologies, wind, small scale hydro, bio fuels, solar, wave and tidal power.

CCL Exempt Good Quality CHP

Combined heat and power is the simultaneous generation of usable heat and power in a single process. CHP is a highly efficient way to use both fossil and renewable fuels and so is considered environmentally friendly due to the considerable reduction in CO2 emissions (down to 0.3kg/kWh, a saving of 30% against the average grid of 0.44gCO2 /kWh).

Large Scale Hydro

This form of generation is not CCL Exempt as it is expensive to build and constructional materials are energy expensive to make. Some large scale hydro electricity plants have a huge environmental impact. Where these schemes manage and make use of rainfall through its natural cycle it is truly renewable and is fully auditable and certificated.

In today's environmentally sensitive world many companies seek green credentials for their operations and corporate social responsibility policies. Director's duties include having regard to the effect of their decisions on their community and the environment.

Green energy is offered by many electricity companies but there is only a limited amount of CCL exempt energy. CCL (Climate Change Levy) is a government levy and is part of measures designed to help the UK meet its legally binding commitment to green house gas emissions. It is chargeable on industrial, commercial and agricultural supplies on taxable energy.

There is usually a premium for green energy supplies but this is offset or partially offset by exemption from the climate change levy. USC staff are able to assist with these issues and recommend the best green energy choice for your company.