This is a cut/paste from my email to Bulb and their response - has anyone anything to say on this matter? I want to feel that I have made the right switch here:-
"Hi, Good Energy, our current provider are trying to tell me that Bulb isn’t very good and I am about to switch to your company - this is what they say, so please comment.
"What makes us different to Bulb?
We make sure that for every unit of power our customers use each year, we’ve purchased a unit of 100% renewable electricity directly from our community of 1,400 UK renewable generators. So the more customers we have, the more clean power we have to buy from our community of independent renewable generators. We commit to paying them a fair price, which helps grow the market for renewable power. This is something that’s only possible with the support of customers like you.
Instead of buying all their power directly from renewable generators, Bulb buy most of their electricity on the open market and then buy green certificates to match their estimate of your consumption. Which means you could actually be paying for fossil fuels or nuclear power.
You won’t see this on Bulb’s website, but we know that some of our customers switched to us when Bulb confirmed they were doing this for over 80% of their electricity".
Jack H. (Bulb)
19 Apr 2019, 10:52 (3 days ago)
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Jack H. (Bulb Help)
Apr 19, 10:52 BST
Thanks for getting in touch. Good Energy are correct that we guarantee our electricity is green through the purchase of renewable energy certificates, which are endorsed by the government and Ofgem to ensure that all electricity that we purchase is from a renewable source.
Different suppliers have different strategies on the best way to improve the sustainability of the UK energy market.
Bulb is trying to “green-up the grid”. By creating extra demand for green energy, more independent generators will enter the market. Over time, this will lead to a greater proportion of the UK’s energy coming from green sources.
We have recently improved our gas from 10% green gas, to 100% carbon neutral. You can read more about this here:
You may be interested in discussing this in our active community at the following link":