One day we believe everything will be powered using only energy from sustainable and renewable sources. But in the meantime, we’re fully committed to playing our small but vital part in the UK’s green journey.
We love working with our generators because they bring to life the true meaning of ‘sustainable and renewable energy’. One generator we work closely with is predominantly a farmer, so they use their own organic material to feed their Anaerobic Digester.
The green gas (biomethane) is put into the national grid, just the same as natural gas and is used to heat our homes.
They also use the ‘digestate’, the residue left behind after the gas has been extracted through the Anaerobic Digestion process, as fertiliser on their own land.
And if that’s not enough; the CO2 that is removed from the green gas, is bottled and sold to a local brewery to carbonate their drinks!
What a wonderful, sustainable story and one that we are very proud to be part of.
(That’s because there’s nothing in our energy that needs to be offset)
What is carbon offsetting in the energy industry?
Carbon offsetting is when energy suppliers invest in carbon reduction programmes for every unit of energy they provide to the National Grid.
Whilst carbon offsetting schemes have done wonders to raise awareness of the human impact on our environment, it’s important to remember that the use of carbon offsetting is not a free pass for inaction. We are committed to only providing our customers with the ‘real deal’. So we continue to focus our time on making sure 100% of our energy is generated in truly green and sustainable ways.
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