Green Electricity Help

Find the most frequently asked questions and answers below.

What is ‘green electricity’?

‘Green electricity’ is generated from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power, which supports a more sustainable environment as they will never run out. These sources can also be described as ‘clean’ energy sources.

How does Clear Business green electricity work?

For every unit of electricity Clear Business supplies, a snazzily named Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificate is purchased. These certificates allow Ofgem to verify the source of Clear Business’ electricity.

Why is Clear Business switching to green electricity?

Clear Business is dedicated to sustainability and the protection of the environment and by switching to green electricity, we’re showing our support for a cleaner and greener future by powering our customers with 100%** renewable electricity. And, by absorbing the cost ourselves, we’re giving a little bit back to our valued customers.

What green electricity is Clear Business using?

As of 1st September 2018, 100%** of our electricity comes from renewable sources – so it is green and clean.

Isn’t green electricity really expensive?

Previously there was a view that green electricity was more expensive. Whilst other providers may offer a green tariff that is more expensive, Clear Business’ green electricity comes at no extra cost. This is because we’re taking on the extra cost of going green ourselves, rather than increasing our customers’ costs.

Why should I go green as a business?

As a business, a huge benefit of ‘going green’ is that you will be doing your part for the environment and you don’t need to do a thing. From 1st September 2018, all the electricity we provide* will be green, generated solely from renewable sources.

By being with Clear Business all our customers are helping to protect the planet. Every year, the typical business with Clear Business will save 4.57 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. That’s the same as planting 2285 trees every single year***.

By showing your dedication to sustainability, you can improve your reputation and build credibility as a responsible business by displaying your ‘Powered by green’ certificate (coming soon).

Will quality be affected?

Not at all. All Clear Business customers will continue to receive the same quality product as before.

Will it reduce our overall electricity consumption?

Unfortunately not. It will, however, reduce the carbon footprint of your business.

Will my supply be affected on 1st September?

No, you won’t notice a thing. Apart from the glowing feeling inside knowing that your business is supporting a greener, cleaner environment.

* This applies to all customers (excluding SSE customers) from 1st September 2018. Customers supplied by SSE will be able to go green at the point of renewal.
** Clear Business reserves the right to change its fuel mix at any time
*** Based on an annual average consumption of 13,000 kWh, valid as of 30.06.19. Calculated using http://www.carbon-calculator.org.uk/ and Forestry Commission report https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/6_planting_more_trees.pdf/$FILE/6_planting_more_trees.pdf