Why choose green energy

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Green energy is energy that is produced or generated using natural resources like wind, sun, water and biomass to generate electricity which is renewable and clean i.e. emission free with a positive relationship with the environment. It can be used to power your home, your electric car and much more.


Green Energy Is Produced From Natural Resources


Green energy is produced by harnessing the energy in natural resources like wind and solar, both of which gain energy from the sun. This can happen in different ways.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, commonly known as solar panels, are used to convert the energy from the sun into electricity. Solar farms, which are usually large scale PV plants, then inject electricity into the national grid to be consumed by homes and businesses.

Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from the wind into electricity. A wind farm is similar to a solar farm, except it has multiple wind turbines instead of PV modules.


Does The UK Produce Green Energy?


Yes, the UK is a leading producer of renewable energy. The onshore capacity of wind turbines is 12,904 MW and the offshore capacity is 7,895 MW. This means they generate enough clean electricity for 14 million homes in the UK. As of 30th June 2018, the total capacity of renewables in the UK was 42 GW, which is more than one third of the power generated in the UK coming from a renewable source.


Are There Green Energy Suppliers In The UK?


Yes. In fact the UK is leading the charge with a number of established green energy suppliers to include independents and the big six suppliers. Ecotricity, the first green energy supplier is a partner of e-zoomed.

Why not switch to the ecotricity ‘Fully Charged Bundle’ via the e-zoomed website and get green energy to power your home and charge your Electric Vehicles (EVs). This way your well-to-wheel emissions are zero.


Why Are Petrol And Diesel Called ‘Dirty’?


It is because cars that run on petrol or diesel pollute the environment with CO2 emissions and other pollutants via the tailpipe/exhaust.

EVs do not have tailpipes and hence do not release harmful emissions into the air. The UK government is committed to clean transportation and has announced it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, as part of the governments ‘Road to Zero’ strategy.


Can I Generate Green Energy At Home And Charge My EV?


Yes, you can certainly generate your own green energy at home using solar panels and charge your electric car using that energy.


Will I Be Able To Charge My EV On The Road With Green Energy?


Yes you can. Our partner Ecotricity’s ‘Fully Charged Bundle’ includes charging on the Electric Highway, with green energy at very competitive prices. You can easily switch to the Fully Charged Bundle via the e-zoomed website.


Does e-zoomed Encourage The Use Of Green Energy?


We strongly recommend EV drivers use green energy to charge their electric cars. e-zoomed offers multiple competitive green plans for EV drivers via our partner uSwitch.


How Will I Know If The Green Energy Plan Is Genuine?


OFGEM, the regulator for the UK energy sector certifies the origin of energy for suppliers via the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin Certificates (REGOs), can demonstrate suppliers to final electricity customers that the source of energy used for the green plan.


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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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