Environment Corner Series, News

How can we become more environmentally friendly?

Environment Corner:

This month we are looking at Energy.

How can we become more environmentally friendly?

Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges that we have ever faced, and the main cause behind it is our dependence on fossil fuels. A positive sign is the growing concern over fossil fuels and increasing exploration of ‘Green Energy’. ‘Green’ energy might have been a premium before but prices are becoming competitive thanks to concerns over fossil fuels.

Green supply tariffs. A green supply tariff means that some or all of the electricity you buy is ‘matched’ by purchases of renewable energy that your energy supplier makes on your behalf. These could come from a variety of renewable energy sources such as wind farms
and hydroelectric power stations.

Switching to renewable energy is a practical way to respond to Laudato Si
It is encouraging that the majority of Catholic Dioceses in England and Wales have switched to renewable energy which is spread out across thousands of parishes. It’s well worth checking the available tariffs.
Some smaller providers will have deals that often compete with more mainstream providers, especially those of the Big Six: British Gas, E.ON, SSE, Npower, EDF and Scottish Power. Switching energy supplier has become a simple process. Useful information and advice can be found at www.greenenergyuk.com and www.ecotricity.co.uk

J&P Commission.