Our energy sources

Our energy mix

At Co-operative Energy, we are committed to tackling climate change. We do this in three ways:

  1. We actively support community energy generation and provide market access for their output by purchasing their electricity. In addition future purchases of energy will not have coal generation in the portfolio to reduce our carbon footprint.
    With our User Chooser service, you can let us know your preferred energy mix and (in many instances) the precise renewables project you'd like us to support. Click Here to find out more
  2. We adopt energy-efficient practices throughout our trading groups.
  3. We help you to save energy and give lots of helpful tips on how to lead a lower carbon life.

Fuel Mix Disclosure Graphs

Fuel sources from which the electricity supplied has been generated

Co-op Energy 2016-17 Fuel Mix %

2016-17 Residual Fuel Mix %

Coal

6.66%

8.50%

Gas

20.43%

44.10%

Nuclear

5.58%

21.00%

Renewable

65.16%

24.20%

Other

2.17%

2.20%

Total

100%

100%

Environmental impact of generating electricity from our fuel sources

Co-op carbon content

147.12

National average

249.29

Co-op percentage 59.02%
Co-op renewable content 65.16%

We are committed to a sustainable world, and this is reflected in our ambition to obtain up to 75% of our energy from renewable sources within the next three years.

To make a step change to the future carbon content of our fuel mix, Co-operative Energy ceased contracting energy that is generated from coal fired power stations from February 2016. Due to our historic purchases we are still taking delivery of generic energy which will include both coal and nuclear generation, but the coal generation content will diminish to zero over the next three years.

In addition, we are committed to helping our members and customers reduce their energy consumption by offering energy saving advice and smart technology.

Taken together, we believe that this demonstrates our real commitment to creating a better, fairer and sustainable world.