Future Energy

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Future Energy is a former accreditation scheme for green electricity in the United Kingdom, designed to support and stimulate electricity generation from renewable energy sources. The scheme was launched in 1999[1] and was operated by the Energy Saving Trust until funding expired in 2002.[2][3]

It is thought that funding was not renewed due to few suppliers were prepared to accept the new requirements for green tariffs proposed by the Trust following the introduction of the Renewables Obligation.[4] As of 2007 the scheme has not been replaced, although Friends of the Earth, who used to run their own scheme, have been among those calling on the government to do so.[5]

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  1. ^ UK launches verifiable green energy scheme, Planet Ark, published 1999-07-14, accessed 2007-06-08
  2. ^ Green Tariffs on the ROCs Ethical Consumer, published 2005, accessed 2007-06-08
  3. ^ Green Electricity, National Energy Foundation, published 2006, accessed 2007-06-08
  4. ^ Consumers left in the dark over green electricity, Friends of the Earth, published 2002-11-06, accessed 2007-06-08
  5. ^ Press for change: Green Electricity Tariffs, Friends of the Earth, accessed 2007-06-08