Energy

Key workers raising a windmill
30 September 2020

All you need to know about the Green Fightback

Our mission has always been to change the way energy is made and used, to create a greener Britain. Right now, only 30% or so of the country’s energy is green. And the climate crisis is only getting worse. The Green Fightback is a campaign to make Britain greener by moving more quickly towards 100% green energy, street by street across the entire country.

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Vegan burger on a plate for National Burger Day
27 August 2020

National (Vegan) Burger Day – brought to you by Ecotricity & our partner Viva!

Today, 27th August 2020, is National Burger Day; and we’re celebrating by bringing you the most nutritious version of the UK’s favourite fast-food, vegan burgers!

So, get your frying pans at the ready and discover some amazing vegan facts and delicious recipes from our friends at the vegan charity, Viva!

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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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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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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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Woman saving energy working from home at desk with laptop and notepad
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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People gather arm in arm to support each other with Eco anxiety
12 March 2020

Escape Eco Anxiety

Many of us are suffering mental health effects from worrying about the climate crisis. Climate change is all around us. Both locally and globally, it can feel difficult to escape the bad news. So what can you do to fight eco anxiety? Here's some things we think can help. 

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Ecotricity employees join climate change march waving flags in Bristol with Greta Thunberg
7 March 2020

Ecotricity march with Greta

Ecotricity join the Bristol climate change strike

On Friday 28 February, we took to the streets of Bristol with over 30,000 protestors with climate change activist and TIME magazine Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg for a climate strike demanding action on the worsening climate crisis.

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Climate Justice
4 March 2020

Environmentalists follow Heathrow ruling by calling on government to end fossil fuel developments

Dale Vince, George Monbiot and Good Law Project seek review of out-of-date planning policies

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