Green gas launched to mark historic climate agreement

18th April 2016
Jordan Mulcare

Green energy company Good Energy has launched a carbon neutral gas tariff to celebrate the signing of the UN Climate Change Agreement in New York next week. The gas tariff, partly made up from biomethane – or ‘green gas’ – is designed to make it easy for energy customers to take action against climate change.

Climate change pioneer and Good Energy founder Juliet Davenport OBE said: “World leaders are making a huge promise in New York to take action against climate change. Emissions from energy are one of the biggest causes of global warming, and the simplest way to cut your footprint is switching to renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas. We can all do something to drastically cut our reliance on fossil fuels right now.”

Professor Joanna D. Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London said: “The Paris climate conference was an historic event in achieving the unanimous agreement of 195 countries that we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To have any chance of limiting global temperature rise to less than the 2°C agreed to represent a dangerous level we need to replace fossil fuels by low, or preferably zero, carbon sources as soon as possible. One way in which people can contribute to this is by switching to renewable energy suppliers.”

Leaders from 130 countries will sign the agreement, made in Paris last December, at a ceremony in New York on 22nd April. The agreement sets out measures to limit global temperature rise to no more than 2°C.

Good Energy’s carbon neutral gas tariff compliments the firm’s 100% renewable electricity supply, which together give consumers a way to cut their personal carbon footprint by up to 50%.

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