Electricity labelling – we need your views!

19th September 2013

The Aldersgate Group is investigating how to resolve the complexity and lack of transparency in the UK energy market.

Progressive businesses are leading the way in tackling climate change and many are investing in low carbon energy to lower their carbon footprint. To do so, they frequently pay a premium for "green tariffs" or on-site renewables. But some reporting frameworks (like the CRC) ask businesses to report low carbon electricity to their stakeholders as "grid average", while others (the Climate Change Levy) recognise the purchase as zero carbon. This creates confusion and blocks clear communication of power purchasing decisions to the Board and shareholders.

The Aldersgate Group proposes that a solution would be trusted labelling of purchased electricity. Click here to see an example of an electricity label.

The survey covers your electricity purchasing decisions. It should take around 10 minutes to complete the priority questions. All those who contribute will be able to be kept up to date with the project's progress.