Cheap Green Energy: How to help the planet and your wallet

edited 5 January at 3:56PM in Energy
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MSE_AndrewMSE_Andrew MSE Staff
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edited 5 January at 3:56PM in Energy
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Hi all, we have new Cheap Green Energy: How to help the planet and your wallet guide, and we'd love to hear your feedback.

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Thanks for your help,

MSE Andrew

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  • BenightBenight Forumite
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    The current hot green deals

    Here we have highlighted our current top-pick green tariff. While there are deals out there that are a touch cheaper (even some that are green), they either have a poor customer service record or are from small firms with little to no customer service feedback.
    BGimage.png.rendition.320.320.png British Gas 100% green electricity & gas. Plus 12mths' 'free' heating insurance. Save £330+/year
    Yes, as I have often posted here, stick to the Big 6 and you won't go far wrong :) :money:
  • edited 9 October 2020 at 5:50PM
    Archie_DukeArchie_Duke Forumite
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    edited 9 October 2020 at 5:50PM
    I switched to Pure Planet in September 2019, generally they’ve been fine, apart from wanting to chuck on a big DD increase to cover a debit balance resulting from (anticipated) higher Winter usage. I resisted and they backed down and the account has gradually balanced through lower Summer usage. I pointed out to them that they set the charges based on a full Winter/Summer cycle, so why did they want to change them after only seeing the Winter bit!?

    Now they’re increasing the electricity kWh unit price due to a great long list of reasons given in their blog 
    https://blog.purepla.net/wholesale-price-review-update-were-changing-our-prices-91cc1bbe0c71

    At least in their email to me they admit they are “increasing” my unit price rather than the mealy-mouthed way they say “changing” their prices in the blog.

    I didn’t want to be locked in to the Pure Planet Fixed Tariff with early exit penalty so 
    l just have to swallow the predicted £76 p.a. increase, though it leaves a bad taste for the switching experience through the Cheap Energy Club. Do you really know what you’re getting into?
    Arch
    Finally free of Utili#y [email protected]! :dance:
  • knightstyleknightstyle Forumite
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    We don't all want the cheapest greenest supplier.  Some get to be green by paying a tiny percentage of their profits to carbon offset schemes which are often dodgy!
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