EOn Next - renewable electricity change ?

Scot_39
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edited 15 December 2023 at 3:16AM in Energy
Just reread my Jan price change summary letter from EOn Next - and noticed the PS - which says from 1 Feb 2024  - "Next Flex, will no longer come with 100% renewable electricity as standard".

It tells you to go to a "terms" webpage - which says there was a new renewables clause added from Nov - but the download button didn't download anything.

Not worried or anything especially - just curious.

Anyone know what they are now saying re renewables / REGO's etc. ?

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  • la531983
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 8:17AM
    The whole thing is absurd anyway, as of this second only 36.7% of the grid is being generated from renewable sources and providers dont get to pick and choose what gets pumped into your house, it all comes from the same pooled source.
  • JSHarris
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 8:54AM
    la531983 said:
    The whole thing is absurd anyway, as of this second only 36.7% of the grid is being generated from renewable sources and providers dont get to pick and choose what gets pumped into your house, it all comes from the same pooled source.

    I agree that it's absurd, but the nature of the electricity distribution network, particularly the impedance changes with distance, mean that those living closer to renewable generation sources will likely get most, perhaps all, of their electricity from them, whilst those furthest away, but closer to non-renewable sources may get little, if any, of their electricity from renewables.
    The whole thing about charging people a bit more in return for them supposedly getting "green" electricity is so close to fraud that it may as well be.  It's an exercise in making some people feel warm and cosy about their choice of supplier and tariff when all that's really happening is that they are paying a bit more for their electricity.  There's a justification for this based on money being re-invested in renewable generation, but the reality is that this is a very tiny proportion of the total investment in renewables, most of which comes from normal investment fund sources.
  • Krakkkers
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    Fossil fuels are renewable but on a much longer timescale.
  • JSHarris
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 9:17AM
    Krakkkers said:
    Fossil fuels are renewable but on a much longer timescale.

    And in the case of nuclear we need to wait until there's another big bang to kick off a new universe with the creation of more fissile elements. . . .
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