Energy

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Make the Switch to Renewable Electricity

Energy supply was responsible for 29% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the UK in 2015 and makes up over 50% of carbon emissions in Lewisham.  The move away from coal and gas to renewable sources of energy – wind, solar, hydropower, and anaerobic digestion – is an essential part of reducing our collective carbon footprint.   

Since November 2018, we now have more renewable energy capacity in the UK than fossil fuel!

We must insist that our energy comes from renewable sources. There is not much price difference now, and for most people switching can take just a few minutes of your time.

Recommended Companies:  *Ecotricity, *Good Energy, Bulb, Octopus

How to switch:

There are lots of websites to help you switch and to compare prices:

https://switch.which.co.uk/

https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk

For bigger impact, support the companies that actually produce their own energy such as Ecotricity and Good Energy

Ecotricity: One fifth of the energy it supplies comes from the the 24 on-shore wind parks it has built and operates in the UK.

Good Energy:  Pioneers of renewable energy in the UK, and the only company to provide 100% renewable electricity since it started in 1999.   Currently owns and operates seven solar farms and two wind farms.

Company Comparison: Gas & Electric

Sample Estimate: 4 person family, 4 Bedroom Terrace Home in London, April 2019

Energy Grab

Ethical Rating: From Ethical Consumer Magazine, based on politics, environment, company ethos, etc

WHICH? Score: includes national customer ratings for bill accuracy, bill clarity, customer service (phone) customer service online, complaints handling, https://switch.which.co.uk/