So far 3 Bean Sprouts readers have voted in this month's poll to say they have switched to a green energy supplier. I'm a bit disappointed about that. It's very quick and easy to do, it makes a major difference to the planet whilst causing negligible trouble or expense to you, and it sends a clear message to the energy industry, to the government and to other people just how serious we all are about climate change.
On the plus side, 8 people have voted in the poll to say they are already on a green tariff. That's encouraging to me, and I hope it encourages some of the waverers to make the switch. Go to http://www.uswitch.com/ and spend a few minutes changing your supplier.
Only one person voted to say they didn't want to change because they were already on the cheapest tariff. So what are the rest of you waiting for? At least go to uswitch and investigate. You can plug in your typical energy usage (dig out a couple of recent bills) and it will tell you how much green energy will cost you. We actually saved money when we switched to green because it turns out our previous supplier had been quite pricey.
If you're still unconvinced, I'll write a bit more tomorrow about what "green energy" actually involves.