2020

World Chocolate Day brought to you by Divine chocolate
7 July 2020

World Chocolate Day – brought to you by Ecotricity and Divine vegan chocolate

Today, 7th July 2020, is World Chocolate Day; the day we celebrate the majestic cocoa bean in its greatest form – vegan chocolate!

We've got together with our partner Divine Chocolate, to bring you some interesting facts on vegan chocolate, show you how it can help in the fight against climate change and selected our top 5 vegan chocolate recipes for you to try at home. 

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Coal station being demolished "67 days"
1 July 2020

67 days coal free - a major milestone on the journey to a greener Britain

On 16th June 2020, the UK came to the end of a 67-day, 22-hour, 55-minute coal-free streak, a remarkable period which saw us go for over two months without using any coal-fired power for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.

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Another Way To Live billboard lit up against busy road
29 June 2020

Another Way to Live

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. Lockdown initiatives have demonstrated just how quickly we can move to create big changes in our society and the way we live our lives.

So what lessons have we learnt? And how can we apply this to fight against climate change? Is there another way to live? 

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Vegan power sunflower on leafy background
26 June 2020

The Vegan Power Revolution

Your energy supply may be green but is it vegan?

If Ecotricity isn’t your supplier, there’s a high chance you’re powering your home with electricity and gas made with the by-products of the meat and dairy industry.

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Octopus climbing power lines
25 June 2020

Octopus Energy accept investment from power group involved in coal power generation and fracking

Octopus Energy have sold off a 20 per cent stake to Origin Energy, an Australian power group that owns a large coal-fired power station and exports natural gas leaving Friends of the Earth no choice to end their relationship with the energy company on ethical grounds. 

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Nurse wearing protective mask in front of field with windmill and rainbow
5 May 2020

Supporting our team, communities and the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

We care very deeply about what’s going on in the world, not just on our own doorstep. As coronavirus sweeps the globe, we want to update you on some of the ways we’ve been pitching in – like many others – to help. From supporting our team and communities, to providing food and housing to key workers.

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Illustration of drop in Nitrogen dioxide in China due to Coronavirus with title Coronavirus vs. the Climate
23 April 2020

Coronavirus vs. the Climate: The effects of COVID-19 on the environment

The world is in lockdown and it’s dramatically affecting the climate. The lockdowns put in place to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 are having remarkable effects on the climate.

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Bee sitting on white flower close up
22 April 2020

World Earth Day: 50 years of bee decline

Today marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day. We thought we’d mark the day by highlighting the threat to bee populations all over the world but especially here in the U.K.

We’ve even attached a handy printable guide to building a bee hotel in your garden. It makes a great place to create a nesting and foraging habitat for bees.

 

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Trees smouldering surrounded by smoke
31 March 2020

Climate emergency: what’s the plan?

The first edition of our Partner of the Month blogs, we have joined with Friends of the Earth to bring you... Climate emergency: what’s the plan? - We're in danger of going past points of no return: tipping points that will accelerate global warming and cause an irreversible collapse of natural systems that we depend on as well as causing significant harm to millions of people, now and in the future.

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24 March 2020

How to save energy when working from home

Using more gas and electricity while working from home is inevitable which is why we have some energy saving tips to share with you, to help you reduce your energy consumption.

 

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21 March 2020

Sanitise Your Home the Natural Way

Some of our colleagues here at Ecotricity have been busy mixing and blending their own eco-friendly sanitisers and we thought we’d share them with you.

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