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Greater Manchester Combined Authority is committed to making the city a clean energy leader. We face major environmental challenges that threaten the health and prosperity of our region. Greater Manchester is taking action with the 5-Year Environment Plan, to be launched at the Green Summit. The plan sets out our long-term environmental vision – to be carbon neutral by 2038 – and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next 5 years to help achieve this. 

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In partnership with…

Bolton Council …. Bury Council …. Manchester City Council …. Oldham Council …. Rochdale Borough Council …. Salford City Council …. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council …. Tameside Council …. Trafford Council …. Wigan Council 

Supported by…

Active Tameside …. Adactus …. Anthesis …. Barclays Eagle Labs …. Bolton FM …. Bolton Wanderers FC …. Carbon Coop …. City of Trees …. First Choice Homes …. GM Chamber of Commerce …. GMCR …. GMCVO …. Greater Sport …. I Love MCR …. Life Leisure …. Manchester Climate Change Agency …. Manchester Metropolitan University …. NHS …. Northwards Housing …. Onward Housing …. Pro-Manchester …. Rotary …. Salford Red Devils …. Salix Homes …. Shaping Cloud …. Transport for Greater Manchester …. University of Salford …. WAC

What is clean electricity?

By ‘clean electricity’ we mean power generated from renewable sources – sun, wind, water (rivers, tides or wave power) and biofuels (such as gas released by rotting food waste). Unlike electricity generated by burning fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas), clean energy has little impact in terms of climate change and air pollution. No tariffs available through our site source electricity from nuclear power. Click here to find out more.
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How do clean tariffs work?

Picture the National Grid like a bucket full of water.* When you’re on a clean electricity tariff, your supplier promises to match the amount you take out of the bucket by ensuring the same amount of clean water goes in. The more clean water that goes into the bucket (and the less dirty water), the cleaner the bucket (or the Grid) gets.
* In reality of course, water and electricity shouldn’t mix!
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Need some #GMCleanspiration?

We love clean energy, and we love Greater Manchester, so we’ve brought the two together in a new series of case studies showcasing environmental innovation and leadership from across the region. We’ll be adding to these over the weeks ahead – if you’d like to suggest a project or business, get in touch.

More power from your switch

Whenever anyone switches energy company through a third party like the Big Clean Switch, the supplier pays a commission. This doesn’t affect the price of the tariffs we offer, which are the same price, or even lower, than they are on suppliers’ own websites.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority will use a small part of its share to help cover the costs of promoting the campaign in Greater Manchester, with the remainder going to local environmental projects, such as energy efficiency schemes to help lower carbon emissions and reduce bills.

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A word about fixed and variable rate tariffs

There are two types of energy tariffs: ‘fixed’, where the price of a unit of energy won’t change for a set amount of time (usually a year); and ‘variable’, where the supplier can change the price of the energy they sell, providing they give you advanced warning. If you choose a fixed rate tariff, bear in mind that prices could go up at the end of the contract, so make sure you put a note in your diary to check prices again around that time. There’s more information about the differences between fixed and variable tariffs on our help page.

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New kids on the block who have arrived with a bang. Low cost and ranked number one energy company for customer service on Trust Pilot.

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A supplier with ethics at its heart, championing social equality, local renewables and stronger communities.

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The first major British supplier to be co-operatively owned, Co-op Energy give a share of their profits back to members and local communities.

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The world’s first green energy company. Offering 100% renewable electricity from the wind and sun and carbon neutralised gas.

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The UK's local clean supplier. On average, customers are never more than four miles from one of their generation sites.

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Clean electricity from one of the UK's largest investors in solar power, with a commitment to 'simpler pricing and bills that actually make sense'.

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The 2018 MoneyFacts Energy Provider of Year, So Energy have a commitment to low prices and great service.

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Get to know... Bulb

Electricity fuel sources

  • Wind 51%
  • Solar 40%
  • Hydro 9%

Bulb is one of the most trusted suppliers in the UK, with an incredible TrustPilot score, consistently over 9.5. 

Bulb are independent, which allows them to keep prices low and give members exceptional service.

They believe energy should be low cost and easy to manage. That means a simple rate at prices up to 20% lower than the Big Six, no exit fees and dedicated support.

About Bulb:

  • Affordable, renewable energy:
    100% Renewable Electricity and 10% Renewable Gas sourced from independent UK generators.
  • Exceptional service: Easy online management, plus a UK-based account manager trained in all aspects of energy.
  • Fair & simple prices: A simple rate, no 12-month contracts and no exit charges.
  • First B-corp certified supplier: Thanks to Bulb’s social and environmental performance, accountability and performance standards

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Get to know... Bristol Energy

  • Wind 48%
  • Solar 8%
  • Hydro 6%
  • Biofuels 38%

Bristol Energy helps you go green and give back. You’ll get one of the cheapest 100% green deals on the market. And Bristol Energy will reinvest its profits back into local communities. Bristol Energy is publicly owned. With no private shareholders to keep happy, it keeps its prices low and puts fairness before profit. There are no exit fees. And a Bristol-based customer care team. You can even visit us in person at our Hub if you’re local. About Bristol Energy:

  • Affordable, 100% renewable electricity, sourced from independent generators across the UK
  • Simple, fair and transparent prices, with no exit fees
  • One of the first energy suppliers to voluntarily offer the Warm Home Discount to support their more vulnerable customers. Only available to customers in the Core Group. Find out more here: here
  • Monthly meter readings, so you only pay for what you use
  • They aim to keep their prices as low as they can. If they make a saving on the energy they buy, they pass that on to their customers
  • They’re owned by Bristol City Council, so the money you pay for your energy will help local communities
  • A national supplier, owned by Bristol City Council
  • A force for social good: Bristol Energy’s profits will be reinvested back into local communities. So you can use your energy to make a positive difference
    Note: Bristol Energy’s ‘My Green Plus’ gives you 100% renewable electricity. Bristol Energy’s other tariffs are not 100% renewable, but renewable energy makes up 40% of its overall fuel mix.

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Get to know... Co-op Energy

Here's where the power behind Co-op Energy's Community Power tariff comes from...

  • Wind 70%
  • Solar 25%
  • Hydro 5%

Co-op Energy is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, the UK’s largest independent co-operative, committed to fair pricing, honesty and simplicity.

Co-op Energy believe in the power of community. With co-operative values at their core, they’re not motivated by money or profits, but by being a responsible, ethical business that can make a positive impact on climate change. Better still, they’re the leading supporter of community energy in the UK – and their community power tariff is the first we know of that matches the electricity you use with energy sourced from community projects. They fully carbon offset the gas too.

Here’s what makes them different:

  • Owned by their members
  • Simple tariffs with no exit fees and clear, competitive pricing
  • Partnered with Octopus Energy, the Which? number one recommended energy supplier
  • Friendly UK-based call centre

Support local energy with Co-op Energy’s ‘Community Power’ tariff

Co-op Energy are proud to offer the UK’s only electricity tariff 100% powered by community energy projects, helping to support the growth of community-owned power generation across Great Britain. The tariff also comes with carbon neutral gas as standard. You’ll see the tariff listed in your results when you get your quote.

The fuel mix of Co-op Energy’s standard tariffs is shown on our ‘About us‘ page, while the fuel mix of their Community Power tariff is shown in the chart on this page.

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Get to know... Ecotricity

Published Fuel Mix for 2017-2018

  • Wind 99%
  • Hydro 1%

Green energy didn’t exist back in 1996 when Ecotricity offered it for the first time, becoming the world’s first green energy company and kick starting the now global green energy movement. Their mission is and remains to this day to create a greener Britain, driving positive environmental change and to promote sustainable living through energy, transport and food – the big area’s we need to address if we’re to tackle the climate crisis.

  • 100% green electricity and carbon neutralized gas
  • Ethical pricing with no exit fee’s, penalties or long-term contracts
  • Ethical consumer ‘Best Buy’ and Which’s highest green rating
  • Fully Charged Bundle, green energy + electric vehicle charging at home and on the road saving over £215 a year
  • The only animal-friendly energy supplier, recognised by The Vegan Society and Viva!

 

 

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Get to know... Good Energy

Published Fuel Mix for 2016-2017

  • Wind 57%
  • Solar 18%
  • Hydro 5%
  • Biofuels 20%

Good Energy is a clean energy pioneer which has been selling renewable power to UK households since 1999. They:

  • Source 100% of their electricity from renewables
  • Supply Green Gas, 6 percent of which is sourced from bio-methane
  • Run their own solar and wind sites, as well as investing in clean energy innovations such as the proposed Swansea tidal lagoon
  • Support over 112,000 homes and businesses generating their own energy through wind and solar

In addition, they were named ‘best green electricity supplier’ and one of the UK’s most ethical companies of the last 25 years by Ethical Consumer Magazine. They were awarded Ethical Accreditation with a score of 100% by the Ethical Company Organisation for 12 years running and were named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Good Shopping Guide. All of this is wrapped up in great service from their South West team, which is consistently highly rated by their customers, Which? and Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert.

You can find out more about them in their 2016 Progress Report.

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Get to know... Octopus

Where Octopus gets its clean electricity

  • Wind 18%
  • Solar 32%
  • Hydro 1%
  • Biofuels 49%

Since 2011, Octopus has built more than 150 solar plants in the UK, making it one of the country’s largest solar investors. In fact, the solar farms they’ve funded generate enough electricity to power 250,000 homes (assuming the sun’s shining!). About Octopus:

  • Their Super Green Octopus Tariff offers 100% renewable electricity, together with full carbon offsets for gas.
  • They don’t charge exit fees to customers who want to leave and aim to offer clear, competitive pricing.
  • In addition to their investment in solar, they’ve also helped fund wind and anaerobic digestion plants (using the natural breakdown of organic waste to generate power).
  • They supply 100% renewable electricity to all of Arsenal Football Club’s facilities.

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Get to know... So Energy

Where So Energy source their renewable electricity

  • Wind 44%
  • Solar 30%
  • Hydro 19%
  • Biofuels 7%

So Energy supplies gas and 100% renewable electricity to UK homes. Their mission is to provide great value renewable energy with simple, clear and outstanding service. 

With their low price commitment, So Energy ensures their tariff is always amongst the cheapest 10% of tariffs available. They are the only energy supplier who let their customers decide where their renewable electricity is sourced from. Their London-based team provides high-quality customer service with a human touch, and they were given the highest score among UK energy suppliers by Citizens Advice. So Energy are also amongst the top suppliers according to customer reviews on the independent review site Trustpilot and were awarded Energy Provider of the Year 2018 by Moneyfacts. So Energy are a Living Wage Employer.

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Compare your existing supplier with our panel of vetted green tariffs. Homes save £230 a year on average and switching takes just a few minutes.

By clicking on the button above, you agree to Big Clean Switch's terms and conditions. For information on how we use information you give us in order to generate an energy quote, see our privacy policy.