BAFTA, Hay Festival, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Growing Underground go green with renewable electricity 25.05.17

green with renewable electricity

  • BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Hay Festival, the UK’s leading arts and literature festival, Neal’s Yard Remedies, the organic cosmetics brand and Growing Underground, the zero-carbon urban food growers, have joined many other businesses in moving towards a sustainable future after switching their electricity supply to 100% renewable with independent energy company, Good Energy.
  • The switch will see Hay Festival alone avoid approximately 13 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the course of a year, equivalent to the annual CO2 absorption rate of two acres of trees.

Since launching its green electricity supply offer to business customers in the UK, Good Energy has attracted thousands of companies to sign up and use renewable energy.

BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), Neal’s Yard Remedies, Growing Underground and the Hay Festival, have all recently made the switch as part of their sustainability and customer engagement programmes, clearly demonstrating their commitment to a cleaner and greener future.

The companies are part of a growing trend of businesses switching to a renewable supply. 95 of the world’s most influential companies have now joined RE100, a global initiative of influential businesses who are committed to choosing 100% renewable electricity and working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy.

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy, said:

“With many of the world’s leading companies pledging to move to 100% renewable energy, it’s fantastic that Good Energy can help so many great businesses to make this transition.

“We’re really excited to be partnering great names like BAFTA, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Growing Underground to deliver a more sustainable future for the UK and we are focused on inspiring and enabling more businesses to make the switch to renewables.

“Switching to cleaner, greener energy is as easy as an email or a phone call and the simplest step that businesses and households can take to cut their carbon footprint and one of the best solutions to tackle climate change.”

Kevin Price, COO BAFTA and Chair of the albert Consortium, the UK’s think-tank on sustainability for film and television, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Good Energy to reduce our carbon footprint.  We have a responsibility to lead the film and television industries towards a wholly sustainable future and this is an important step in that journey.”

Andy Fryers, sustainability director at Hay Festival, said:

Over the last 30 years, our audience has grown significantly with increasing environmental impacts. Since 2006 we have engaged in a detailed programme of managing and mitigating these impacts, and our partnership with Good Energy has been key to this. We are delighted that we have resolved site technical issues and that this year’s event will be powered 100% by renewables.”

Louise Green, Head of Sustainability at Neal’s Yard Remedies, said:

“We believe companies have a responsibility to look after the planet we live on. That’s why as an independent British company we’re delighted to power our Dorset eco-factory with 100% renewable electricity sourced from the UK, combined with power from our on-site solar panels - and why we chose Good Energy, who are as strongly committed to renewables as we are.”

Richard Ballard, Co-Founder of Growing Underground, commented saying:

“Getting our energy from renewable sources was the only option that aligned with Growing Underground’s values. Not only did we want to prioritise sustainability, but as a start-up we needed a company with exceptional customer service that would work with us as we grow. For these reasons we went with Good Energy. We have been delighted with our experience thus far, and would strongly recommend Good Energy to anyone looking for a renewable energy supplier.”

Businesses that switch to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity tariff are able to report zero carbon emissions for their electricity. Using the company’s new online platform, ‘Selectricity’, organisations are also able to choose where their electricity comes from for the first time.

‘Selectricity’ matches businesses with local renewable energy generators, providing them with more control and hour by hour visibility of their usage.

For more information and to switch, visit www.goodenergy.co.uk/business/

 

 

Notes to editors:

  • Good Energy will supply 100% renewable electricity to all four of BAFTA’s main offices in London, including its iconic home at 195 Piccadilly in the heart of the West End.
  • It will also supply the whole of the Hay Festival, the main office and factory for Neal’s Yard Remedies in Gillingham, Dorset and Growing Underground’s headquarters in Clapham, London.
  • Good Energy will be sponsoring a stage and hosting a series of talks at the Hay Festival 2017 on sustainability during the festival. For more information, visit goodenergy.co.uk/hay-2017
  • Good Energy are supporting BAFTA on the industry’s leading sustainability programme – albert – inspiring creative organisations from around the UK to transition to 100% renewable electricity and commit to reducing their carbon footprint through its Creative Energy Project. For more information, visit goodenergy.co.uk/partner-pages/bafta/
  • To find out more about the RE100, visit theclimategroup.org/RE100
  • For more information on annual CO2 absorption rates by trees, visit arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp

For more information on Selectricity, visit www.goodenergy.co.uk/selectricity/

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