Our energy mix
If you’re concerned about the environment, you’ll want to know where your energy comes from. As a responsible supplier and an ethical business, we’re committed to being completely transparent about the energy we sell.
The electricity or gas that comes into your home is actually the same, no matter how environmentally friendly your supplier is – it’s a mix of energy produced in a number of ways. What you can affect is the exact mix of that energy and the proportion of it that comes from renewable and other low carbon sources.
By choosing Co-operative Energy, you’re helping increase the demand for low carbon energy and therefore reducing the demand for less environmentally friendly energy and that’s good for everyone.
The national energy mix
Like it or not, we all get exactly the same power through our electric sockets and gas pipes (unless you generate your own electricity at home and are not connected to the grid). So although you might want to buy renewable energy because you are concerned about climate change, the energy delivered to your home is the same mix as is delivered to your next door neighbour or to a house at the other end of the country.
The amount of renewable electricity in the national mix has grown from 9.2% to 11.3% in the last 2 years. However, this is still a relatively small percentage, whatever your supplier might claim when they sell you a renewable energy product. The national energy mix for electricity in the last three decades is shown in the table below: