At Ecotricity, our mission is to fight climate change. As an energy company, the best way we can do this is to end the use of fossil fuels by giving people an alternative – green energy.
Ecotricity was the first energy company to offer its customers green electricity. We started with one windmill in Gloucestershire and have carried on building new wind and solar parks around Britain. Whenever a home or business switches to Ecotricity for their electricity, they stop using fossil fuel to power their home and start using green energy.
Other energy companies have followed our lead, and today around 33% of the energy used in the UK comes from green sources. But there’s still a long way to go, and there are still fossil fuel power stations across the country, coughing carbon dioxide into the air and increasing the effects of climate change. We want to stop that by continuing to build wind and solar parks as we grow, as well as exploring different types of renewable energy.
We’ve come a long way. Every new customer who joins Ecotricity reduces the amount of fossil fuel burned to produce electricity. Our aim now is to remove fossil fuel natural gas from the grid and replace it with green gas.