View across a biomethane farm

Renewable Gas

If you use more than 150,000 kWh of gas, you can pay a premium to upgrade to Renewable Gas.

Renewable Gas (also known as biomethane) is made from renewable sources such as leftover food and farm waste. It works just like normal gas made from fossil-fuels, but it’s virtually carbon neutral when burned, making it a greener, more sustainable option for the future. If you use more than 150,000 kWh of gas, you can pay an added premium to upgrade to one of our Renewable Gas products.
 

Our Renewable Gas options

British Gas offers two forms of Renewable Gas, to help fuel your transition to net zero.

Carbon Neutral Gas
  • 10% of your gas supply will be Renewable Gas, backed by Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin certificates
  • The remaining 90% of your supply will come from VER-certified energy from named carbon off-setting projects around the world
100% Green Gas
  • 100% of your gas supply will come from Renewable Gas that’s produced by biomethane renewable energy generation, backed by Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin certificates
How does Renewable Gas work?

Depending on the option you choose, your gas supply will either be will either be 100% Renewable Gas or 10% Renewable Gas combined with 90% carbon offsets to neutralise the remining emissions.

REGGO
Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin

These certify that this amount of gas is from biomethane injected into the grid. It’s also your guarantee that the green gas is authentic and hasn’t been sold elsewhere.

VER
Verified carbon offsetting

A proportion of your supply can be offset by independently verified carbon offsetting projects, which help to counteract the release of greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon offsetting in action
One of the carbon offsetting projects we support is the Geycek Wind Farm Project - a grid-connected onshore wind farm project located south-east of Ankara, Turkey. This project has a total power generation capacity of 168 MW, consisting of 70 wind turbines, with an estimated annual power supply to the grid of 368,800 MWh.

The project has produced positive environmental benefits by displacing the electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants and utilising renewable resources to avoid environmental pollution and GHG emissions. The estimated amount of GHG emission reduction is 222,754 tonnes CO2e per year.