Renewable Energy

Do you sometimes feel like your green efforts are powerless? With Co-operative Energy this doesn’t have to be the case. Every household that makes the switch to renewable energy sources is helping to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce the impact we’re having on the environment.

At Co-operative Energy, we’re committed to creating a more sustainable future for everyone. We don’t just supply energy from renewable sources, we’re helping to secure the future of energy generation in the UK. This is why we’re proud to offer our very own green energy tariff, allowing you to power your home with 100% green electricity. And we’ll even let you have a say in what sources we use, as well as where in the country we source it from.

Click here to get onto the Green Pioneer tariff

Energy Saving Tips

With Green Pioneer, you have access to loads of energy saving tips and tricks to help you lower your energy usage, carbon emissions and bills. We always have new and ingenious ways to make energy saving easy and affordable, so why not take a look.

Energy products to help you save money

We have launched Co-operative Energy Saving, a service dedicated to providing advice, support and products to help you live the most sustainable life possible. Our members told us they wanted us to actively support the environment, and we listened, so you’ll now find an online shop providing energy efficient LED light bulbs, as well as a team of fully qualified engineers who can install insulation, solar panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps. So now you can enjoy the feeling of being on Green Pioneer and continue to do your bit to save money and the planet with Co-operative Energy Saving

Coming soon for Green Pioneer customers – exclusive discounts at Co-operative Energy Saving. What out for the upcoming Green Pioneer newsletter, which will be packed with interesting articles and special discounts.

Helping communities near and far

We love to help you do your bit for the environment through our Green Pioneer tariff, but we also think it’s important to help communities. So, a proportion of the profits from our Green Pioneer tariff are being donated to fund our new Green Community Grant and the Travel Foundation, both of which will benefit communities near and far.

Our Green Community Grant allows local communities and projects to bid for grant money to help them fund energy projects. We work closely with other Co-operatives and community energy groups to set up local renewable generation sites from which we can purchase our renewable electricity from. Watch this space for more information in the coming months.

Linking with Co-operative Travel, we support the Travel Foundation by caring for the people and places our customers like to visit. The Travel Foundation is a charity that helps to protect the environment and supports communities in holiday destinations around the World, to make holidays more sustainable. 

Choose your mix

Our Green Pioneer tariff allows you to contribute to the future of renewable energy in the UK. We’ve set ourselves a target to obtain 75% of our energy from renewable sources within the next three years so we no longer contract energy that is generated by coal-fired power stations.

We buy your 100% renewable electricity from co-operative and community solar, wind and hydro plants around the country, plus we’re offering all our Green Pioneer customers the choice of exactly which generation plant we should invest our energy costs in.

Our award winning User Chooser service allows you to do this and is completely free to use, so you can have your say in how we source our green electricity. Click here to find out more about User Chooser.

Annual report

Having a green tariff is great for the environment but you may wonder exactly what kind of impact your energy use will have. That’s why we'll be sending you annual reports to let you know where our renewable electricity was sourced from, what wonderful causes the grants have supported in communities near and far, plus much more.



We care about the world we live in

Like all of our customers and members, we’re committed to a sustainable world, which is why we’ve set ourselves a target to obtain 75% of our energy from renewable sources within the next three years. We no longer contract energy that is generated by coal-fired power stations and offer customers a choice between a number of different renewable energy sources instead. Our ethical commitment as a renewable energy company goes beyond simply offering green energy tariffs to our customers. We purchase power from Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), helping them to continue their generation, and also offer grants to green initiative and support new developments and sites throughout the UK.

We’re investing in a better tomorrow

Our investments help to create jobs and work to make your world a better place. We help with a variety of local projects, such as placing solar panels on schools and providing energy saving products and initiatives for everyone. We’re an energy company completely owned by our members, which means you get a say in what we do, as well as a chance to receive a share of the profits that we make.

We’re fair and transparent

At Co-operative Energy, we pride ourselves on doing things differently, and will always strive to provide the fairest, most uncomplicated and transparent costs and service we can. That’s what you’ve asked for, so that’s what we’ll give you. We promise to give you fair prices throughout the entirety of your green energy contract, not just at the beginning like some other providers. We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to switch, and offer a range of different straightforward energy tariffs, so you can find the one that’s right for you.