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Thursday, 27 March 2008 00:00

Better Business Interiors source all their electricity from Green Energy Suppliers.
"this is part of our on-going commitment for our offices to become genuinely carbon neutral". 

If you want to find out which energy suppliers are Really Green then go to http://www.whichgreen.org  for more details.

The biggest step you can make is probably also the easiest and that is by changing your power supplier and choosing the source of where your electricity comes from.

Renewable Fuel
Ecotricity- Deep Green
Ecotricity is harnessed from natural sources, like the wind, the sun and water, that does not pollute or contribute to climate change.
We call these Deep Green, because they are the ultimate in clean electricity generation,
They don't involve any burning and offer a pollution-free, endless source of electricity.
Every unit of green electricity that is made replaces electricity that is normally generated from conventional polluting sources.
Ecotricity supply there energy to business from wind farms, more details of this company is available on their website http://www.ecotricity.co.uk

There are other sources of green electricity, we call these Pale Green, because in most cases they involve some form of burning and there is some associated environmental impact.

Ecotricity- Pale Green
Examples of Pale Green sources include sewage, landfill gas and biomass.
The first two provide a non-intermittent and comparatively cheap source of power and in most cases enable significant greenhouse gas savings compared to conventional sources.  Pale Green was the first alternative energy used to kick start the UK's green electricity market.

Fossil Fuels and climate change
"Not everybody realises that the burning of fossil fuels to make electricity is also the single biggest cause of climate change today. 30% of the UK's Co2 emissions are created by the conventional electricity industry which uses non re-newable fuels such as coal, gas and oil."

Nuclear Power
A typical nuclear reactor has a usual life of around 30-40 years, is inherently unsafe [Chernobyl and Three Mile Island spring to mind] and leaves a legacy of radioactive waste for many thousands of years.