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Green Energy

Green Energy is when 100% of the energy produced has to come from renewable sources. This can include: wind farms, hydropower, solar power, and geothermal energy. Renewable energy produces little or no waste products such as carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so has minimal impact on the environment. Find out more.

Non-renewable sources, such as coal and crude oil, have a detrimental effect on the environment. We are using fossil fuels quicker than they can be produced and burning fossil fuels produces greenhouse gases.

It’s easier than you think to do your bit to help the environment; you can choose paperless tariffs. You’d save the time and energy to recycle the paper, time waiting for it to arrive, and best of all saving paper usage.

However, you can do even more for the planet by choosing a green energy tariff. It’s not much more expensive than the usual energy tariffs. When you’re switching, have a look out for green tariffs offered. Green Energy Marketplace is dedicated to finding green tariffs for you to switch to.

On average, 24.3% of the energy used in the UK is renewable, but there are energy companies out there who specialise in renewable energy such as OVO, Ecotricity and Good Energy. More locally, Bristol energy also offer a 100% green tariff.

If it’s not in use, Reduce the Juice!

If your Halls were taking part in Reduce the Juice, you’re already an energy saving expert, but there’s no harm to check these out and make sure you’re doing everything you can to save money.

You’ll notice that bills can add up quickly when you’re renting. You can follow these simple tips to save your money.

  • Use energy saving light bulbs.
  • Always turn the lights off when you leave a room.
  • Turn all your devices off completely - don’t leave them on standby.
  • Unplug all electronic devices - some appliances still use energy when they’re plugged in, even if they are turned off.
  • Layer up - Instead of turning up the heating put on a jumper to stay warm.
  • Get rid of draughts with a draught excluder. It’s a fun DIY project too!
  • Don’t put furniture in front of your radiators.
  • Don’t overfill the kettle.
  • Always do a full load of laundry and wash at lower temperatures.
  • Take shorter showers! You can listen to our Water Loving Tunes Spotify playlist and keep them shorter than five minutes.
  • Last but not least, make sure you follow Reduce the Juice on Facebook and Twitter for more sustainability-themed tips.