UK’s first renewable electricity supply scheme launched


A new energy label that specifies the source and carbon footprint of a company’s electricity supply has been launched in the UK today, in a bid to boost business confidence in renewables.

Launched by independent renewable energy supplier SmartestEnergy and certified by the Carbon Trust, the new product allows businesses to know the green credentials of the electricity that they have purchased.

Businesses that use the prioduct will also recieve an annual energy label to show the source and carbon emissions of their supply.

Commenting on the new scheme, the Carbon Trust’s chief executive Tom Delay said: “This new service is providing exactly the kind of transparency required to ensure that suppliers of electricity are not contributing to double counting or under reporting of corporate emissions, by enabling certificates to be tracked and attributed to specific tariffs or customers.”

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