Energy Mix

Our energy mix

Working with Co-operative Energy, we offer our customers access to sustainable energy sources which means you’ll know exactly where your energy is coming from.

We're committed to tackling climate change, which we do by actively supporting 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

Fuel sources from which the electricity supplied has been generated

Co-op Energy 2015-16 Fuel Mix % 2015-16 Residual Fuel Mix %
Coal 17.41% 18.9%
Gas 30.13% 32.7%
Nuclear 11.89% 12.9%
Renewable 33.95% 28.3%
Other 6.63% 7.2%
Total 100% 100%

Environmental impact of generating electricity from our fuel sources

Co-op Carbon Content 305.11
National Average 291.67
Co-op Percentage 104.61%
Co-op Renewable Content 33.94%

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.

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