What is renewable energy?

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy that we collect from renewable sources. Sounds simple, right? The complicated bit is where do these renewable sources come from and how we can make sure that they’re providing us with enough gas and electricity to meet our ever-growing demand. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at how renewable energy is produced.

How do we get renewable energy?

The main sources of renewable energy are:

  • Nuclear

  • Hydro

  • Solar

  • Wind

  • Biofuels

Based on REN21’s report, renewables contributed 19.3% to humans' global energy consumption and 24.5% to their generation of electricity in 2015 and 2016, respectively(1). This means that the electricity coming into your home is a mixture of some or all of these sources. For example, last year we provided our customers with electricity which was:

  • 64% off-shore wind

  • 22% on-shore wind

  • 9% biomass

  • 5% hydro

Why choose renewable energy?

Because it’s a feel-good change that you can make that will have a real impact on the environment. Taking the 5 minutes to switch to renewable energy will help reduce your carbon footprint, helping us create a cleaner, greener planet.

Switching to renewable energy.

An Ofgem survey found that 53% of people found energy tariff confusing, which we’re here to try and end. Between fixed and variable, “clean bolt-ons” and green tariffs it can be a lot to take in, plus trying to work out whether the energy you’re getting is renewable can be as difficult as trying to do a sudoku in the dark. So we’ve made it simple, all of the electricity that you get from us is 100% renewable. That’s it. No extras you need to add on or particular tariffs you need to choose, we’ll supply your TV, fridge and laptop with 100% renewable electricity* all day, every day.

Published 04/19/2021

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