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Emissions certificates

Support renewable power and green gas generation in the UK

Businesses can use power from renewable sources to decarbonise operations, boost their reputation and satisfy sustainability requirements. However, one of the main issues with ‘green’ tariffs is that they are not always as environmentally friendly as they first appear.

Transparency of your energy source

Emissions certificates or green certificates like those issued under the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme for power and the Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGO) scheme for gas help increase transparency around green energy.

Using emissions certificates will help give you peace-of-mind on your company’s social responsibility requirements and helps support renewable power and green gas generation in the UK.

Arranging your certificates

Ofgem issues one REGO certificate for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy produced from an eligible renewable source. The Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) issues RGGO certificates for every unit of gas produced from non-fossil fuel sources, like biomass.

The certificates prove to the user, regulators, and other interested parties that a given share of energy is produced from renewable sources. Every unit comes with a unique identifier with information about where, when and how it was produced. The certificates are generally sold in a bundle with the gas or electricity, confirming its authenticity.

Benefits include:

  • Guarantees that power or gas is genuinely ‘green’
  • Helps organisations reduce their carbon footprint and plan for net-zero
  • Supports the generation of renewable power and green gas in the UK
  • Eliminates double counting of green gas and electricity

We are the only UK consultancy with a GGCS shipper’s licence, giving us greater access to the scheme at a wholesale level. This means we can structure long-term gas agreements without committing to a supplier for five years. By accessing the wholesale market directly, we can also help reduce costs for clients.

Talk to an expert

Nick Campbell
Nick Campbell
Managing Director: Environmental Certificates

“Emissions certificates help increase transparency and eliminate double counting around green energy. They help to authenticate your organisations’s green credentials and support renewable power and green gas generation in the UK.”

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