This study, carried out for the Dutch Consumer Association, reviews the nature, source composition and, where applicable, source of the Guarantees of Origin (GO) of a total of 59 electricity products from 32 suppliers. For each product the following issues were addressed:
- What component energy sources are embodied in the product?
- Does the green electricity come from domestic of foreign sources?
- If biomass is used, what is its composition and where is it sourced?
The study covers a total of 41 ‘green’ and 18 ‘grey’ electricity products from suppliers active in the market for consumers and/or small businesses. A factsheet with the relevant information was prepared for each individual supplier.