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Good (Energy) Lies – the evidence



The Good Energy Website

We retire 5% of ROCs above the required annual obligation in any one year.

This page has been changed recently, but here’s a print of the text as it appeared back in November 2008

…and then retiring 5% of the associated Renewable Obligation Certificates from the market, over and above its legal obligation.

This quote that still appears on the Good Energy website (at the time of publishing- 21/05/2009)

Letters to Customers

Good Energy goes above and beyond the percentage required by the government (8.9% in 2008), by retiring an extra 5% ROCs (i.e. 13.9% in 2008).

Here’s the original

Emails to Customers

Good Energy goes above and beyond the percentage required by the government (5.5% in 2005/2006), by retiring an extra 5% ROCs (i.e. 10.5% in 2005/2006).

Here’s the original

Reality or Rhetoric? Report by the National Consumer Council

Backed by retired Renewables Obligation Certificate) (ROCs) (at least 5 per cent over and above the statutory requirement).

See Table 3 on Page 11
http://collections.europarchive.org/tna/20080804145057/http://www.ncc.org.uk/nccpdf/poldocs/NCC144rr_reality_or_rhetoric.pdf

Friends of the Earth Website

Good Energy retires from the market 5% of its renewable electricity certificates (ROCs), which it could otherwise sell,

Friends of the Earth make numerous references to the NCC report in their material supporting Good Energy. They also repeat the 5% ROC retirement policy.
Here’s the original