Transparency of renewable electricity to be boosted by label

A new energy label has been launched that enables firms to specify the source and carbon content of the clean electricity they purchase and to report the exact carbon footprint of the power they use.

Five hundred organisations have been issued with the label, which was developed by SmartestEnergy, which buys electricity from independent renewable generators and sells it to business customers, and the Carbon Trust. Every megawatt hour supplied is backed with a certificate of origin, which is tracked and allocated in an ...

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