The UK’s first independently certified 100% renewable energy package has been launched.
SmartestEnergy’s electricity product has been verified by the Carbon Trust to make sure that every MW/h sold to its customers has had zero carbon impact and originates only from renewable sources.
Many suppliers already provide 100% green offerings but this is the first in the market to have its carbon credentials checked by an independent body.
This is becoming increasingly important for companies that want to report zero emissions from energy as part of their end-of-year carbon footprint.
Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Advisory at the Carbon Trust, said: “A number of the companies we advise are committing to science-based carbon reduction targets and joining initiatives such as the RE100, so it’s crucial for them to be confident in the provenance of the electricity they are being supplied with.
“We are pleased to be working with SmartestEnergy to bring the required level of rigour to the electricity market to allow companies to take more control of their emissions.”