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Ecotricity can help you cut your carbon footprint even further via a whole range of things you can do at home…
Your green energy

Energy saving advice

Are you paying too much for your energy? The average UK household overspends by £200 a year on their energy bills, generating around six tonnes of carbon dioxide in the process. That’s the equivalent of driving a car more than 58,000 miles!

5 quick wins for saving energy at home

Here are our top tips to cut your energy bills whilst taking care of the planet.

1. Turn off standby

2. Fit energy saving light bulbs

3. Monitor your energy usage

4. Turn down your heating

5. Buy energy efficient appliances

Use our Carbon Footprint Calculator and you'll discover more ways to save energy and reduce your impact across food and transport as well.

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Energy saving advice to reduce your bills and carbon footprint.

Ecotricity can help you save energy

  • Switch to 100% green electricity and carbon neutralised gas

Our clean, renewable electricity is made from the sun, the wind and the sea. We’ve also started building green gas mills and our first one will be up and running soon.

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  • Earn money from your home-generation system with Microtricity

Microtricity allows you to earn money through the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for the energy that you generate and export to the grid from solar panels and other forms of home-generated renewable energy.

  • Give land back to nature with Ecotalk + RSPB, our green mobile phone
    service

Switch your SIM to our mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB, and we’ll use the money from your bills to give land back to nature. Across the country, we’re creating vital new habitats for Britain’s wildlife in partnership with the RSPB.

  • Install smart meters

Stay on top of how much energy you’re using and when you’re using it by getting a smart meter installed.

  • Generate your own green electricity with Britwind

If you own some land with space to erect a windmill, Ecotricity and our sister company Britwind can help you generate your own electricity.

A smart meter will tell you how much energy your home is using, and when, helping you identify ways of saving energy.
Give land back to nature with Ecotalk+RSPB.

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Climate Clock

The Climate Clock is a version of the Doomsday clock that has been running since 1947 - this tracks the risk of global man-made disaster, through man made technology (like nuclear weapons) - displaying the minutes and seconds left before midnight, when disaster strikes. The climate crisis is a small part of the calculations made.
The climate clock uses a similar approach, but, focuses only on the climate crisis - which is the biggest and most urgent existential threat we face.
"The Climate Clock is a countdown to the biggest man-made disaster we face - but also a measure by which we can track our progress - moving from fossil to renewable energy. It shows we have no time to lose - the clock is ticking…" Dale Vince, OBE.
Ecotricity is a sponsor of the Glasgow Climate Clock that will run every night until COP26.