Verastar goes green with business electricity
Northenden-based utilities and telecoms specialist Verastar has made the switch to green electricity. As of 1 September 2018, 100% of its electricity comes from renewable energy sources, which makes business electricity from its brands kinex and Clear Business, green and clean.
Recent research from USwitch in August, showed that 1 in 4 people think that green tariffs are more expensive. Verastar is working on dispelling that myth by giving green and clean energy to its customers as no extra cost to the usual tariff.
The switch forms part of a business focus for Verastar to sustain and protect the environment, through reducing the carbon footprint of its customer base of more than 90,000 small businesses. This same month, news has broken that the cost of power generation from gas has spiked above coal – which could see other operators revert to coal plant generation.
On the switch, CEO Chris Earle (pictured) says: "The switch to green was an easy decision for us to make as a business. Our customer base covers a wide range of sectors, from health and beauty to farming, and no matter what industry they’re in they'll now be reducing their carbon footprint which is a really positive step."
Verastar, through brands kinex and Clear Business, provides telecoms, broadband, mobile, energy and water services on a unique one bill solution.