2019

19 December 2019

Easy eating out for vegans

Britons love eating out. On average, households in Britain spend more than £45 a week eating in restaurants – so it’s no surprise that having less choice on the menu is a big concern for people considering switching to a vegan diet.

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5 June 2019

What does a wind turbine technician do?

We’ve got over 70 windmills all over the UK, and a dedicated team of wind turbine engineers who look after them to make sure they generate plenty of green energy to supply our customers.

We spoke to Tim Meek, one of our wind turbine technicians, to find out how he keeps our windmills spinning.

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31 May 2019

Six things you didn't know about Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd are the biggest charity that you’ve probably never heard of. They work to protect the world’s oceans, preserve habitats and end the slaughter of marine wildlife. Here’s six things you didn’t know about Sea Shepherd.

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31 May 2019

12 ways to have a green festival

It’s almost the start of festival season, which means it’s time to dust off the wellies, get your camping gear ready and enjoy a summer full of great music. But with over 3 million of us attending UK music festivals every year, creating a staggering 23,500 tonnes of waste – is it ever possible to have a green festival? Here are our tips for cutting down your festival carbon footprint.

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23 May 2019

4 reasons why the ocean is important

The ocean is responsible for almost all life on Earth, and it spans more than 70% of the planet’s surface. But it’s drowning in plastic, and becoming more volatile due to rising global temperatures caused by climate change. Here’s why the ocean is so important.

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22 May 2019

Ecotricity announces sustainable partnership with Countryfile Magazine

Ecotricity is proud to announce a new partnership with Immediate Media Co. – the special-interest content and platform company – to provide paper wrapping for all subscriber copies of BBC Countryfile Magazine and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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Brexit flag on Ecotricity head quarters building
9 May 2019

Brexit: how a no deal exit from the EU could impact climate change

A no deal exit from the European Union (EU) doesn’t just risk the UK’s economic and political stability – it comes with huge risks to the environment too. Here’s how a hard Brexit could impact climate change.

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Top tips to be more sustainable with your tech
2 May 2019

Top tips to be more sustainable with your tech

Over the last decade, we’ve become totally addicted to tech. Most of us own a smartphone or tablet, we spend more time on the internet, and we’re constantly on the hunt for the next upgrade. All that tech is having a serious impact on our digital carbon footprint – so here’s how you can be more sustainable with yours.

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Buff-tailed bumblebee – Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com)
23 April 2019

Making space for nature: how to help British wildlife

British wildlife is in decline. Many people don’t realise it, but some of Britain’s best-loved species are under threat. Luckily, there is something we can all do about it. No matter where you live, you can help make space for nature and protect our wildlife.

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Ecotricity wind turbines in a field at Alveston in Gloucestershire
5 April 2019

What’s happening to the UK energy industry?

2018 was an unpredictable year for the energy industry. Here’s what you need to know about the state of the UK energy industry.

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26 March 2019

Seven plastics hidden around your home

There are lots of reasons that plastic is a problem. Its production contributes massively to global warming, and there’s so much plastic in the ocean that it’s seriously harming marine life. There are some plastic products that are easy to recognise you’re using and stop buying – plastic bottled water or food wrappers, for example.

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