Showing posts from August, 2019

Green Electricity ?

Is it worth switching to a green electricity tariff ??? I'm with OVO Energy , which last time I looked at the MSE Money club thing was one of the cheapest options with fair customer rating for my area that fitted my needs for electricity and gas. I tend to pretty much choose on price. My tariff is Better Energy, which it seems by luck more than anything, is fairly reasonable. It has a minim 33% from renewables and the company pride or at least sell themselves pretty well on RENEWABLE s  Due to various bits, changing and estimates and other bits i've not got a very accurate idea of how much electricity I use. However given the last 3 months totaled up and divided i get around 500kwh per month. On that basis, lets say I use 6000kwh a year After a bit of a search on the net i found Electricity Carbon Generation data on how much carbon electricity seems to generate. It's WAY more in depth than i really want to go but at the bottom gives a simple figure of 10,000kwh  eq

Where Am I ?

WWF Footprint Calculator   A couple of minutes on this has given me a base line - The questions are a bit generic and you can get hung up on the details or give it your best guess and just accept the figure. It may not be a 100% accurate but it's a start and it's given me a figure to work off and that's actually the important bit here. My Carbon Footprint 162%  at 15.9 Tonnes vs 10.5 Tonnes it should be next year, to keep to government advised stats! Hmm Certainly could do with improving! A rough breakdown That flight to Germany for a festival didn't help. I run a big 4.2l older petrol car (I do have LPG, when it is working) and whilst only commute 25 miles i do run around the country at weekends. The house is big. I eat out a bit and probably not the best environmental choices as i like beef. I buy some stuff, though do tend towards charity shops (fun) and second hand bits (cheap)