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1,000 Tonnes of CO2

Posted on 30 January 2019

Westmill Wind and Solar

Thanks for helping us save 1,000 tonnes of CO2

In the two years since Co-op Energy switched to 100% renewable electricity, our customers have stopped more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Every time our customers switch on their lights, kettle or hairdryer, they know that the power is clean and non-polluting

That means that there are no carbon emissions associated with any of the electricity we supply.

When compared with a typical household, which uses around 30% renewable electricity, the savings our customers have made are equivalent to taking nearly 100 cars a year off the road.

More than 56% of the electricity we supply is now generated by solar and wind, and we source electricity from 80 community-led generators, where people group together to set up projects like small solar farms to power their local communities.  

In fact, community generation is so important to us that we have now launched a special tariff for customers who want to make sure all their electricity comes from these schemes.

Our Community Power tariff is the only one of its kind in the UK and means that, not only do customers get 100% green electricity sourced from community-owned generators and 25% green gas, they are also paying community-owned generators a fair price for their power.

While we’re proud of how much we have achieved in the past two years, we know that even more needs to be done to protect our planet.

We are on a mission to transform the way we use and source energy in the UK.

Together with our customers, we believe we can create a better, fairer and more sustainable world.

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