28 May '12, 11pm

Green energy contracts - a worthwhile business endeavour or just green washing?: As utility management consultan...

At Apollo Energy we're finding it's now increasingly common for energy suppliers to offer both green and brown business energy contracts. As utility management consultants, when we broker energy contracts for our clients we can specify in the tender document if we want green energy options from the energy suppliers, as by default many will still simply offer brown energy. For those of you not familiar with these terms; brown energy is provided by traditional power station technologies such as coal or gas, while green energy typically comes from renewable sources such as wind or hydro. The source mix for green energy does vary a lot, some suppliers offer 100 per cent renewable, however a lot of green energy also comes from good quality combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The cost, or uplift, for green energy and even how it appears on your bill depends upon the supplier. ...

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