United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Electricity bill breaks down green content for customers

For the first time, British electricity customers can see how green their electricity supply is now that power retailers have to show how much of their sales are generated from renewable sources of energy. From the beginning of October, retailers must give customers a breakdown of the fuels used to generate the electricity they provide, as well as the carbon dioxide emissions and radioactive waste produced. The fuel mix disclosure is required under the European Electricity Liberalisation Directive. "To help tackle global warming at an individual level, consumers need to make informed choices, and fuel disclosure is a key ingredient in helping people to do that," says energy minister Malcolm Wicks.

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