How green is your electricity in France?

Not all ‘green electricity’ firms buy all their power from renewable sources

Energy companies which claim to offer “green electricity” should be checked and receive a “premium” label if they are truly green, says Ademe, the state agency responsible for promoting eco-friendly living in France.

It claims some so-called “green electricity” companies exploit loopholes to offer energy which is really mostly nuclear or fossil fuel-derived.

It wants these firms labelled as ‘standard’ to differentiate them from those making a genuine effort due to real convictions.

The aim is to have more transparency so customers can see clearly why, for example, energy from certain firms which source 100% ...

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