Do Brits care where their energy comes from?

Two-thirds (71%) of consumers are concerned about fuel sources for their electricity, according to an energy supplier. Good Energy claims almost half of British consumers are unaware the majority of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Two-thirds (71%) of consumers are concerned about fuel sources for their electricity, according to an energy supplier.

Good Energy claims almost half of British consumers are unaware the majority of fuel used to generate electricity in the UK is imported. Its report suggests the UK imports fuel from nearly 40 countries including Australia, Russia and Qatar.

But the research shows only 2% out of the 82% of respondents who claimed to make efforts to cut electricity usage have actually done so following government campaigns. The supplier says the campaigns are not creating enough awareness and claims the figures show “there’s a long way to go before government messages make an impact.”

Further figures show 3% of Britons claim to generate their own renewable electricity and 41% would be interested in doing so.

Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy said: “One of the reasons Good Energy was set up was to raise awareness of where our energy comes from so people will value it more and use it less. Giving people greater control and ownership of their energy use is key to this.”