World car free day, with a depiction of a young woman riding a bike and a city landscape behind her
21 September 2018

Ditch the car and put power to the pedal

It’s World Car Free Day (22 September)! To celebrate, we chatted to one of our Staff Writers, Emma, about how she avoids cars and prefers pedal power.

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Could gamification help electric vehicles unlock Britain's smart energy grid
20 June 2018

Could gamification help electric vehicles unlock Britain’s smart energy grid?

A new £400,000 government funded project will start work this month to investigate whether gamification, including virtual currencies, competitions and raffles, can encourage electric car drivers to engage with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies – and be a part of Britain’s smart energy grid future.

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A Norfolk Gin branded Twizy on a crisp, white backdrop with the words Powered By Ecotricity.
20 June 2018

Norfolk Gin - Powered by Ecotricity

We love working with businesses that take sustainability to heart. Norfolk Gin do just that, while producing beautiful green-tinted, botanical (wait for it) gin, handcrafted in (you guessed it!) Norfolk. We spoke to their Director and Chief Gin Maker, Jonathan, who told us all about how their gin’s not just green in colour.

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Larmer Tree festival branding including a disco ball and an illustration of a fox playing the cello. Discover Larmer Tree with Ecotricity in the centre of the image in pink
19 June 2018

Party like it’s 1899 at Larmer Tree Festival

Deep in the ancient woodlands of the Cranbourne Chase lie the Larmer Tree Gardens. During their first creation in Victorian times, music and entertainment were important features, with singing, plays and poetry recitals entertaining over 44,000 visitors a year by 1899. In the evening the gardens were illuminated by thousands of lights, and there was dancing in the open air. The novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, described it as “quite the prettiest sight I ever saw in my life”. However, following the death of the owner in 1900, the gardens closed.

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Richard stood in front of his zero waste shop, Earth.Food.Love in Totnes, Devon
15 June 2018

Earth.Food.Love – A zero waste story

It’s refreshing when you discover a business that has strong environmental and ethical principles.

That’s what we found when we took a trip to Totnes in Devon recently to meet Richard, his wife Nicola and his daughter Willow, who run Earth.Food.Love – the UK’s first zero waste shop.

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Ecotricity to power Larmer Tree Festival
13 June 2018

Ecotricity’s 100% green energy to power Larmer Tree Festival sessions

Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, will power over 50 intimate and exclusive gigs with 100% green electricity this summer when it takes over the Lower Lawns at Larmer Tree Festival.

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Ben, Nick and Simon - Directors of Pulsin standing in front of their logo.
12 June 2018

Pulsin – Powered by Ecotricity

In 2007 Pulsin sold their very first raw vegan nutrition bar. It was the start of a journey that’s seen them triple their output since 2012, now with an annual production that exceeds five million bars. And that’s not all they make: their ever-expanding menu includes raw chocolate brownies, fruity oat bars and vegan-friendly protein powders. Pulsin is powered by green energy from Ecotricity, so Max Boon and Alex Tyler from our Communications team visited their factory to find out more.

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The history of nemesis graphic. A line drawing of the car on an Ecotricity green background.
12 June 2018

What on earth is... the Nemesis?

In the words of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince: “it’s a mad car.” Dale wanted to smash the stereotype of electric cars as “something Noddy would drive – slow, boring, not cool.” So a team of ex-motorsports engineers spent two years making Dale’s vision a reality and in 2012, The Nemesis became the fastest electric vehicle in the UK.

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5 June 2018

Dale Vince backs Plate Up For the Planet

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has backed the Vegan Society’s Plate Up for the Planet campaign in a new video to support the cause.

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Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity talks Electric Cars
4 June 2018

Dale talks electric cars, green gas and Eco Park with Fully Charged

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince sat down with Robert Llewellyn recently to catch up on all the latest Ecotricity news and look ahead to Fully Charged Live.

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Ancients of the future
25 May 2018

In praise of rotten wood

An astonishing amount of UK wildlife (over 2000 species) is reliant on ancient trees. But historic wood pasture and parkland is actually under threat and declining. There’s the growing threat from tree diseases and climate change, but of greatest concern is the age gap between existing ancient trees and future generations.

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