Have you ever considered just how vegan your gas and electricity is? It’s something that many of us vegans don’t consider.
It’s really easy to find 100% green electricity tariffs, but 100% green gas isn’t an option just yet. That means that you’re not going to find a fully vegan energy tariff, but going green is a good start.
But before you jump to switching your energy to the first available tariff offering renewable energy, be aware that some green tariffs are more vegan than others.
Most of the Big Six companies offer green deals, but do you want to switch your energy to a company that also operated coal-powered stations?
Be the change you want to see
Currently in the UK, around 24.3% of energy produced is renewable, see the pie chart below:
Now that’s a great start, but we can do more. In-fact, the Big Deal is doing more. We’ve moved more people to green energy than anyone else in the UK.
The green gas problem…
Green gas is often produced using animal manure, this is known as Biomethane. Biomethane is a naturally occurring gas which is produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic matter.
The production of Biomethane eliminates the release of a great deal of methane into the atmosphere. This is due to the fact that its production stops the exposure of organic decomposing matter into the air, which prevents methane and other gasses escaping into the atmosphere. And it also reduces the need for fossil fuels, which reduces the emissions of greenhouse gasses into the air. Awesome, right?
Of course, the question you’re asking is: how can green gas be vegan if it’s produced using animal manure? Well, organic grown fruit and veg also use animal manure. Because organic fruit and veg aren’t fertilised using synthetic chemicals they have to get key nutrients from organic sources – often manure. So because green gas comes from exactly the same source, it’s just as good.
What can you do to help?
In case you aren’t aware of the Big Deal, we’re a collective switching organisation. We use the people power of our 250,000 members to negotiate great energy deals.
We’ll be running another green switch very soon, and we’ll need as many people as possible to throw their weight behind our negotiations. You can sign up below to join us, and we’ll email you as soon as we have a green deal live. Don’t worry, there’s no obligation. If you don’t like the look of the deal we get then you don’t have to take it!