The Green Journey is a package of energy saving services for churches and school provided in partnership with the diocese by Green Energy Consulting.
Renewable electricity purchased by the 207 churches and carbon offset gas purchased by 158 churches in the Green Journey cut the carbon emissions of the diocese by 2,540.2 tonnes CO2e in 2019, nearly 19% of the total diocesan emissions. Switching to renewable energy generation is one of the quickest ways to help towards the net zero carbon 2030 target.
The Green Journey includes:
- A supplier switching service, to carbon neutral gas and 100% renewable electricity tariff
- A VAT and CCL checking service and reclaim service when a church has been overpaying
- A complementary energy survey for all churches who wish to receive this service
- Account management services, dealing with the supply company for you
- Water supply switching service
- Installation of smart metres where appropriate
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The Green Journey Ecclesiastical Team at Green Energy Consulting
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Green Journey Updates
Diocesan Partnership with Green Energy Consulting Renewed
After a rigorous tender process where 11 companies bid to provide energy services for parishes, the service agreement was won by Green Energy Consulting in March 2019. Read why they were the winning contractor here.
Currently 207 churches in the Diocese of Leeds purchase 100% renewable electricity through the Green Journey and 158 churches use the service to buy carbon neutral gas. The Green Journey was established in 2015 as a partnership between the Diocese of Leeds and Green Energy Consulting. The service is now used by a number of other dioceses and denominations.
Most of the churches who receive their electricity and/or gas with the Green Journey are in a three-year contract negotiated in 2019, started in 2020 and ending in 2023. By buying ahead the Green journey can leverage a good price for the supplier. The current suppliers being used by Green journey are SSE for electricity and Crown for gas.
If you have any queries please contact:
Craig Hogg, Green Journey Ecclesiastical Account Manager craig [at] greenjourney.org M: 07855 784633 T: 0191 300 6363 & 0333 006 7177
or Jemima Parker, Diocesan Environment Officer Jemima.parker [at] leeds.anglican.org 01423 569121