100% renewable electricity as standard
Where does your electricity come from?
Renewable electricity matters
Energy matters – it powers our lives every day. And where it comes from matters too.
Cleaner energy is important for our world today and for the generations that will inherit it from us.
That’s why all our electricity is 100% renewable, as standard, whichever tariff you choose.
What is 100% renewable electricity?
All of our electricity comes from 100% renewable sources like wind, solar and biomass.
Our renewable electricity is certified by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin(REGOs), which means that all of the electricity you buy from us is matched with the equivalent amount of units from 100% renewable sources in the UK.
And as the demand for REGOs grows, this creates more opportunities for renewable generators in the UK.
Tackling carbon emissions by protecting natural ecosystems
Nature can help us to curb CO2 emissions.
That’s why we’re contributing to nature-based carbon offset programs on your behalf. These projects protect existing natural forest ecosystems, which absorb and store carbon dioxide.
And so we can be sure that we're helping to make a difference, we’ll only contribute to projects that are certified to government or voluntary carbon credit standards.
We’re working with two important projects in Cordillera Azul(Peru) and Katingan Mentaya(Indonesia). These projects provide job opportunities for local communities, as well as helping to reduce CO2 emissions globally, which is good news for everyone, including us here in the UK.
Cordillera Azul (Peru)
At Cordillera Azul, 1.6 million hectares of threatened forest is being protected through improved management, resulting in the safety of 28 high conservation value species and as of December 2018, a total of 20 million tonnes of emissions reductions.
Katingan Mentaya (Indonesia)
The Katingan Mentaya Project area was under threat of forest clearance. This would have resulted in the draining of its underlying peat, and the release of 447 million tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent - a useful way of measuring carbon footprints, by calculating different types of greenhouse gases and their equivalent impact in terms of CO2) over 60 years. The project offered an alternative, saving both the forest and the vulnerable species living within it, making it the largest forest carbon project of its kind.
Why does renewable electricity matter?
Energy systems are changing. This is happening at different rates and with varying complexity around the world. This change is driven by growing energy demand and an urgent need to curb CO2 emissions.
As electricity is the fastest growing part of the energy system, one way to do this is by changing the mix of electricity generation. By encouraging more generation from renewable sources we make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
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