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Our green energy

Vegan energy

It’s hard to imagine using animals to generate energy, but it happens. For example, manure from factory farms is burned as biomass or used in anaerobic digestion vats to produce biomethane. Animals are exploited to produce about 1% of the UK’s energy, which goes to around 60% of homes. Four of the big six energy companies and four of the leading so called green energy companies all have animal waste in their fuel mix.

But that’s only part of the story. Livestock farming is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the UK and around the world.

We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be greener and more ethical if animals weren’t used to generate energy?’ So, we reviewed all our energy sources and eliminated anything involving animals. Ecotricity is the only energy company in the world certified as vegan by both the Vegan Society and Viva!, the vegan charity.

It's a surprise to most people that animal products are used to generate energy. (Note: no animals were harmed creating this image!)

Is your energy contaminated?

Energy supplierAnimal waste in fuel mixFeedstock details
Yes
Animal manures
Yes
Pig slurry, poultry litter
Yes
Animal manures
Yes
Cattle slurry
Yes
Animal manures and slurry
Yes
Cattle slurry, animal manures
Yes
Poultry manure
Yes
Animal manures
Yes
Poultry manure, cattle slurry
Yes
Animal slurry and manure
Data from Ofgem: REGOs issues to electricity supplies and redeemed between April 2018-March 2019

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