Our fuel mix

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.

Unfortunately, other energy suppliers are not exactly pulling their weight when it comes to green energy. The national average for renewables this year is just under 25% – that needs to change if we’re to seriously fight climate change and become energy independent in Britain.

In the chart below you can see exactly how our electricity is made up this year (April 2016 – March 2017).

Where our electricity comes from (2016/17)

Where our electricity comes from pie chart

One of the reasons we’re able to do this is because of our unique model – we turn our customers’ bills into new sources of green energy in Britain. It’s what we call turning ‘bills into mills’.

The model works – we generate around a fifth of the green electricity we supply ourselves through our own growing fleet of green energy parks, and the rest we buy from other green generators.

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 can read about all the new sources of green energy we’ve built with the help of our customers here.

There’s something else pretty cool about our energy again this year too – we’ve set aside the electricity we make at our sun park in Lincolnshire for the Electric Highway, our electric vehicle charging network.  You can find out more about our Electric Highway here.

Here’s how our electricity compares to the national average:

Fuel supplyEcotricityNational average
Coal0%8.5%
Natural gas0%44.1%
Nuclear0%21%
Renewables100%24.2%
Other0%2.2%
Total100%-
Environmental impact
Fuel supplyEcotricityNational avergae
CO2 emissions0g per kWh249.2g per kWh
Radioactive waste0g per kWh0.00147g per kWh

If you're not already part of the green revolution, you can switch or find out more here.

* You can find out more about our green credentials on our website: see here for information about our EMAS accreditation, and here for more information about the lifecycle carbon emissions.

Fuel Mix Disclosure table relates to electricity supplied by the Renewable Energy Company Ltd, trading as Ecotricity.

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