Energy

Switching to a green energy supplier has never been easier.  Our guides will help you find the greenest suppliers, and cut through the greenwash. We also look at alternative ways to power and heat your home with guides to solar power and heatpumps. Our news and features keep you up to date with renewable energy technologies, community energy schemes and much more.

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Issues

We need to urgently address our energy future to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We unravel the complexities of the energy industry, & shine a spotlight on the companies responsible for warming the planet. 

The Renewable Revolution

Home energy is an area where ethical consumers can play a hugely important role - cutting their own energy use, helping to promote renewables and affordable energy for all, and supporting the companies and technologies that are aiding the process.

Product guides

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Batteries

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery brands.

We also look at toxic pollution, recycling old batteries and give our Best Buys and recommended buys.

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Ethical Energy Suppliers

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 electricity and gas suppliers.

We look at the fuels that generate a supplier's electricity, green tariffs, renewable generation, biogas and 'vegan' energy, energy prices, UK renewables targets and give our recommended buys.

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Gas Boilers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental records of 11 gas boiler brands.

We also look at energy efficiency and the EU Energy Label and give our unique recommended buys.

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Heat Pumps

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 ground source and air source heat pump brands.

We also look at their efficiency and government support for costs and give our Best Buys and recommended buys.

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Light Bulbs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 light bulb brands.

We also look at energy efficiency (and false claims), the pros and cons of LEDs vs CFLs vs halogens, and give our recommended buys.

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Solar PV Panels

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 19 solar panels.

We also look at the cost of solar panels, the supply chain of solar panels, tips for prospective buyers and our recommended buys.

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Solar thermal

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 solar companies.

We also look at different types of solar thermal, different uses for the technology, and our recommended buys.

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