When homes and business are thinking about where their electricity is generated, pig poo, tomatoes and skip waste are probably not the first things that spring to mind for most, but all three are being used to generate power across the country. Sustainable energy provider, green energy uk, investigates green energy sources and explains how easy it is to go green.
'Sustainable, renewable and alternative energy sources are not topics likely to be on top of everyone's small talk list, but there are some extremely interesting and innovative ways that power is being made,' explains Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk.
'Quite often when you think of generating green energy, thoughts turn to wind, solar and hydro, yet we buy power from a heady cocktail of methods too. Pig poo is one of these - as it goes through anaerobic digestion, a process where microorganisms break down organic material in the absence of oxygen, a methane and carbon dioxide-rich bio-gas is produced. This can be burnt to produce energy and furthermore, the nutrient-rich solids left after digestion can be used as a fertiliser which can be used to grow crops.'
The introduction of recycling everyday waste has proven across the UK that making an effort to reduce carbon emissions doesn't have to mean a dramatic lifestyle change. Switching electricity suppliers is quick, simple and seamless but can be part of making a big difference.
Doug continues: 'You don't have to be a green pioneer to make a difference. We care about the environment as many people and businesses do these days. As a famous retailer says, 'every little helps', and if everyone adheres to that when considering going green it can make a big difference.'
As a sustainable energy company, green energy uk supplies 100 per cent sustainable electricity to both domestic and business customers. For further information about green energy uk and to find hints and tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint, visit www.greenenergy.uk.com.