Make a difference. Cutting carbon emissions around the world
Choose a Green Future tariff and together we’ll support initiatives that make positive steps toward a healthier planet.
Create positive change for people
A more sustainable future starts with people. So we choose projects that not only reduce emissions and improve energy-efficiency, but make a lasting difference to the lives of communities around the world.
Protect the Earth’s lungs
Trees keep our planet healthy and help to reverse the effects of climate change. That’s why our Green Future tariff supports projects that protect our forests and the local wildlife that rely on them to thrive.
Generate greener, cleaner energy
Using fewer fossil fuels is fundamental – but it’s not always easy. That’s why we fund projects on the cutting edge of green energy production, to make planet-friendly power doable for everyone.
Support projects proven to make a positive difference
Through your Green Future tariff, you’ll support amazing carbon-cutting initiatives across the world that are helping to protect our planet for tomorrow
Acre Amazon rainforest protection project, Brazil
The project protects 186,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest, home to 12 vulnerable or endangered species from deforestation. By working with local communities to provide education in sustainable forestry, the project has also created over 400 jobs.
Kasigau Corridor wildlife conservation project, Kenya
As well as protecting over 200,000 hectares of highly threatened Kenyan forest, the project helps conserve a diverse population of wildlife, including Cheetahs, Zebras and over 2,000 African elephants that live there, by providing long-term jobs that replace poaching and illegal deforestation.
Toyola Stoves project, Nigeria
Over 91% of Nigeria’s population cook with open fires or stoves, often using wood or coal. This project aims to replace them with efficient charcoal cookstoves which not only reduce carbon emissions, but also the thousands of pollution-related deaths that disproportionately affect women and girls.
Safe Water Projects, Mozambique
In Mozambique, less than half of the population has access to safe drinking water – often relying on wood fires for purification instead. This project installs, refurbishes, and maintains infrastructure that provides clean drinking water – saving thousands of tonnes of firewood, reducing emissions and improving hygiene.
Renewable Energy Projects, Worldwide
By supporting renewable electricity projects in China, India and Turkey, we’re helping to reduce our global reliance on fossil fuels. These state-of-the-art facilities will send pollution-free wind and hydroelectric power to their country’s national grids, massively reducing their carbon emissions every year.
Inspiring change. Sign up to a greener future
British Gas is one of only three energy suppliers that have achieved the Uswitch Green Tariff Gold Standard. That means when you choose our Green Futures option, you can be sure it’s one of the most environment-friendly tariffs available anywhere.
In fact, you’ll protect five trees per fuel for every year of your tariff. So if you want to support sustainability and do your bit for the planet, Green Futures is the perfect choice of tariff.
Frequently asked questions
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon off setting helps you reduce your environmental impact by supporting projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This means a quantity of the carbon dioxide emissions you generate as you use energy at home are balanced by supporting projects that work to reduce them.
How do you carbon offset 90% of my gas use?
We make sure the emission-reduction projects you support on a Green Future tariff are proven to make a positive difference. We’ll offset your gas carbon footprint for 90% of the gas you use on this tariff by supporting selected emission-cutting projects in developing countries. We evidence this by purchasing carbon credits called Verified Emission Reduction Certificates (VERs) from projects verified by the Verified Carbon Standard and the Gold Standard.
What are carbon credits?
Carbon credits support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Each certificate is equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide and is issued by carbon standards that independently certify emission reduction projects. To be eligible for carbon credits, emission-reduction projects must qualify through a rigorous and public registration and issuance process.