If you agree with us that there are better ways to meet Britain’s energy needs than expensive nuclear power with its radioactive emissions, accident risks, nuclear weapons proliferation links and radioactive waste legacy, one small step you can take is to ensure you don't buy your electricity from a nuclear supplier.
The Big Six provide varying amounts of nuclear in their fuel mix for domestic customers, but that fuel mix is determined by market forces rather than ethical considerations. And the above figures exclude their supply to larger companies which get a greater proportion of nuclear than domestic consumers.
None of the Big Six offer a Green tariff, none are nuclear free, and all have shown a willingness to participate in nuclear new build if the price is right. [read more]
It has been short-term commercial considerations which have seen five of the six back away from plans for new nuclear for the time being. And that’s one reason why switching away from the Big Six to a Green supplier is important.
We have identified six suppliers who do not include any nuclear power in their overall fuel mix: Bulb, Ecotricity, Good Energy, Green Energy, LoCO2 Energy and Ovo Energy.
Fuel mix data is for the year to end March 2015, except for LoCO2 Energy which due to changes in their supply licence won't be updating their fuel mix till 2015-16.
Both Green Energy and LoCO2 include electricity from gas-fired combined heat and power, which is more energy efficient, lowering CO2 emissions compared with gas used solely for electricity generation.
For detailed information about suppliers’ fuel mix, see ElectricityInfo.org which publishes the fuel mix data for all domestic electricity suppliers in Great Britain. The site lists the most recent fuel mix data and also includes an archive of previous years’ data.
Green Electricity Marketplace provides detailed information of all the Green electricity tariffs available in Great Britain and the prices in each region.
No2NuclearPower provides in-depth news and information about the UK nuclear industry.
NoNuclear4Me.org is a sister site of ElectricityInfo.org and Green Electricity Marketplace (GEM). GEM is not associated with any general switching site and is committed to promoting renewable electricity through the provision of information and independent assessment of Green electricity tariffs.
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