Bulb's green gas: Where it comes from and the impact it's having

If you’ve been with us for a while, you may have noticed that we supply 10% green gas to our members. This is 30 times higher than the national average, but this % of green gas hasn’t changed since we started in 2015.

Don’t worry, we’ve not forgotten about green gas (though admittedly it does get much less airtime than renewable electricity). The reason we haven’t been able to increase our % of green gas to our members is simply that there isn’t enough of it to go around yet.

Bulb is growing a lot faster than the UK green gas industry. Last year, we bought around 15% of the UK green gas market. We’re currently on track to buy more than 40% of it this year, depending on how Bulb, and the market, grows in the next few months.

We think that buying almost half the UK green gas market only 3 years after becoming an energy supplier is pretty impressive, especially as there was no renewable gas in the UK only 6 years ago.

We’ve just written a new blog post with more details. As always, we’d love to know your thoughts.

Funnily enough, I remember having the discussion on here about a year ago regarding why Bulb couldn’t increase its percentage of green gas where we guessed at some figures…

I’m not at all surprised that you’re looking at buying such a large percentage but at what point does the price of our gas start to go up due to competitiveness in the green energy market?
Bulb aren’t the only ones committed to supplying a certain percentage of more environmentally friendly gas to their customers (although the largest supplier who has done so, not the largest percentage). (Good Energy - 6% green & 94% carbon offset, Ecotricity - 12% green).
Do Bulb have any plans to invest directly in its creation as the competitors have done?