helping Greater Manchester go green
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.
‘Green energy’ means power generated from the elements – sun, wind, water (rivers, tides or wave power) and biofuels (gas released by rotting food and agricultural waste). Unlike dirty electricity generated by burning fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas), green energy is renewable and has little impact in terms of climate change and air pollution.
There are lots of energy providers in the UK offering green energy, but they’re not all equally environmentally-friendly. We verify the claims of all the companies that we offer to ensure that they’re greenwash-free and provide 100% renewable energy.
Just like with traditional energy, green tariffs use electricity from the National Grid, so even if the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, you will still have reliable power for your home.
Whenever anyone switches supplier through this page the supplier pays Big Clean Switch commission. Greater Manchester Combined Authority is using this to provide residents with an exclusive £35 account credit when you switch to a participating supplier. Suppliers taking part in the offer are clearly indicated in the list of results when you get your quote. If you choose a supplier that isn’t taking part, GMCA will put £35 towards supporting local environmental projects.
“I have always wanted to change to a renewable energy company but was daunted by the process. Big Clean Switch made it very easy and answered all of my questions politely and patiently! The chat box helpline was fantastic and the same advisor helped me right up until I had switched.”
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.
The world’s first green energy company. Offering 100% renewable electricity from the wind and sun and carbon neutralised gas.
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'.
Ranked top 5 for customer service by Citizens Advice, one of only three suppliers recommended by Which? in 2020 and a five star rating on Trustpilot.