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Cheaper electricity go green

Post: # 17877Post Andy Hamilton »

With electricity prices going up all the time here in the UK (and I imagine worldwide), it seems that it might even work out cheaper to swtich to a green enery supplier. I bit the bullet just now and signed up to ecotricty, looking at the prices I will actually pay less than I am now as they won't be putting their prices up. That will teach me for being lazy and not doing it as soon as I moved in.
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Post: # 17886Post ina »

:oops: One of those things I've been meaning to do for a long while... However, my supplier (Scottish Hydro) has just sent a leaflet out, announcing the price rise in May, and also detailing various options: One of them "green". Which means, you pay just the same, but you don't get airmiles, Argos points, or a donation to the British Heart Foundation. Airmiles, honestly! I should boycott them just for offering that kind of additional pollution!

Oh well, better get that last bill found in all the mess at home.
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Post: # 17895Post Shirley »

ina wrote::Airmiles, honestly! I should boycott them just for offering that kind of additional pollution!
I saw that with our last bill... grrr!! Will have a look see and compare prices with ecotricity and the green option with hydro.
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Post: # 17905Post Muddypause »

Y'know, I find this a bit of a dilema.

Generally speaking, I think it is right that energy costs should go up to reflect the real burden we are placing on the ecosystem. But then again, in an industrialised, consumerist society, this would impose greater poverty upon disadvantaged people, which I think is wrong.

I'm 100% against nuclear energy, but I'm also about 99.9% against the proliferation of industrial scale windfarms. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to investigate microgeneration to any significant degree.

I've never actually looked into changing energy companies. I suppose if I stay with the one I currently use, I am, to some extent, subscribing to the use of nuclear energy; but if I switch to a green energy supplier, I will be supporting the growth of windfarms.

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Post: # 17926Post Millymollymandy »

Fancy being able to choose! :shock: Mind you, our electricity went down in price about 18 months ago and hasn't gone up since, but then again it is hugely expensive anyway.

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Post: # 17938Post Andy Hamilton »

Personally I would like to stick up my own turbine and I will as soon as I am in the position to get a mortgage. - Ecotricty are one the companies that buy back power from individuals with turbines/solar cells etc, but I asume that most of their power must come from wind farms. Incidently one of the high rises at the end of my road Image is getting a turbine on the roof. Should be interesting to see if the noise is complained about. I guess that I will be seeing my electricity being made.

But yep we should really be looking into ways to cut down or stop using electricity instead of otehr sources. I find it quite amusing now when I see a sci fi film set in the future to see all the electricity that is being used and the flying cars etc, I keep wondering what is fueling them..... unless I am watching Mad max :wink:

oh and that book - how to live without electricity and like it is sold by eco logic, which means recycled packaging and and an ethical company and cheaper by over £1 too.
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