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Earth Day: the percentage of green offers for electricity and gas is growing in Italy

On the occasion of the Heart Day, an important fact emerges from a study carried out by Selectra: in Italy, over 9 out of 10 electricity offers are “green”up from 80% in 2021. An even larger leap can be seen in green offers for gaswhich rise to altitude 33%, while until a year ago they were just 13%. Furthermore, the environmental commitment of the trader: “green” suppliers, ie those who have at least 80% of green offers in their portfolio, reach 80%, against 73% in 2021.

Earth Day: in Italy the percentage of green offers for electricity and gas increases

“It is certainly necessary to report the trend in the number of offers proposed on the market by the major suppliers monitored in this three-year period”, underlines Antoine Arel, co-founder of Selectra Italia. “If between 2020 and 2021 there was an increase in commercial offers, between 2021 and 2022 we notice a drastic drop: the electricity offers available went from 102 to 63 and gas from 93 to 55. However, the percentage of green offers increases: suppliers therefore choose to cut ‘classic’ commercial offers but leave those with an eco-sustainable component. Consequently, consumers are also increasingly pushed to evaluate and learn about green offers, which are, among other things, slightly cheaper: a factor that acquires particular importance in the face of the dizzying increase in electricity prices and gas we have seen in recent months “.

Earth Day offers electricity and gas: the details

Le green offers for lightemerges from the analysis of Selectra, today they are 92% of the totalan increase compared to the 80% recorded in 2021: in detail, 82.5% have respect for the environment included in the price and 9.5% optional.

In fact, looking at suppliers, it is clear that they all have at least one green offer in their portfoliowith an origin from renewable sources or with the offsetting of CO2 emissions through green credits. 96% propose at least 50% of green offers, while the percentage of those who have at least 80% of offers of this type in their portfolio has risen from 73% in 2021 to 80% in 2022.

According to Selectra’s analysis, there are interesting news regarding the green gas offers. While natural gas, or methane gas, is by nature a fossil fuel, there are some alternatives that help make gas supplies more sustainable as well.

In 2022, the “green” offers that can provide, for example, the offsetting of CO2 emissions through green credits generated by projects with a positive impact on the environment, the planting of trees through dedicated platforms, or even the presence of gas from renewables, they represent 33% of the totalwhile last year they were only 13%. 33% of green offers consist of 18.5% of offers with sustainability included in the price and 14.5% where it is optional. In there was also a sharp increase in the percentage of “green” traders with over 80% of green offers, which go from 8 to 32%, and those that offer customers at least one green offer increase from 27% to 44%.

On the other hand, the situation with the commercial proposals of biomethane which makes it possible to produce energy starting from organic waste: to date, they are only offered by a single supplier among those monitored.

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