Every year, all electricity companies in Britain have to publish exactly where the electricity they supply comes from.
As Britain’s greenest energy company*, it will come as no surprise that our electricity is 100% green – there’s no coal, nuclear, or any other brown energy source in our fuel mix. It’s all from renewable sources – and that’s how we plan to keep it.
Here’s the data for the last financial year (April 2015 - March 2016), which shows you how we stack up against the national average for energy suppliers.
The national average for renewables is just under 25% - that’s an increase on last year, but the rest of the industry still has a long way to go to catch up with us.
|Fuel Supply||Ecotricity||National Average|
|CO2 emissions||0g per kWh||288.4g per kWh|
|Radioactive waste||0g per kWh||0.00165g per kWh|
As you can see in the chart below, most of the green electricity we supply comes from onshore wind.
Our aim is to eventually make all of our own energy – so that all the electricity and gas we supply to our customers comes from our own wind, sun and green gasmills.
You’ll notice that none of the electricity we supply to our customers has come from solar this year. We’re still producing electricity from solar energy, at Fen Farm in Lincolnshire – we’re just not using it to supply Ecotricity customers at the moment.
Instead, we’ve set aside that solar energy for the Electric Highway, our electric vehicle charging network.
Fuel Mix Disclosure table relates to electricity supplied by the Renewable Energy Company Ltd, trading as Ecotricity.
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