BT chooses Good Energy to help customers and staff cut their carbon footprint with renewable electricity offer

Thousands of BT staff and BT customers moving home will be offered the chance to cut their carbon footprints and save on their energy bills under a new deal between the UK’s leading telecoms provider and green energy company Good Energy.

The two companies today announced a partnership which will see the Wiltshire-based energy supplier offer discounts of up to £130 on its carbon-neutral home energy to BT customers who are in the process of moving home, and to its UK staff and pensioners. By switching to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity and Green Gas to power and heat their homes, they could reduce their carbon footprints by up to 50%.

With the special BT discount, Good Energy’s dual fuel tariff will be £68 cheaper than the average of the standard variable tariffs offered by the ‘Big 6’ energy companies.

Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, said: ‘We’re delighted to be working with BT to accelerate the movement towards a 100% renewable UK. ‘This partnership will help us reach tens of thousands of potential new customers, offering them the chance to cut their carbon footprints, take advantage of our award-winning customer service and potentially save on their energy bills at the same time’.

She added: ‘BT is recognised as a global business leader in sustainability so it makes perfect sense for Good Energy, as the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity company, to be working with them to support their low-carbon ambition and the #go100percent campaign.’

Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer of BT Group, said:  ‘BT already uses renewable energy and aims to go 100% renewable globally by 2020 and partnering with Good Energy allows us to give our customers the opportunity to be responsible too. Good Energy is a fantastic British company that champions’ local renewable energy and with the discount on offer, together we are able to make switching to renewable energy even more appealing.”

Good Energy owns and operates two onshore wind farms and eight solar farms and buys power from more than 1,400 independent renewable generators across the UK. In 2015-16, the company’s electricity fuel mix was made up of 53% onshore wind, 24% solar, 19% biogeneration and 4% hydro.

 

Notes to Editors

  • Qualifying BT customers, staff and pensioners who switch to Good Energy during the offer period will receive discounts on their first energy bills of £65 each for both electricity and gas, or £130 for dual fuel accounts.
  • The savings available to individual customers will depend on their household energy consumption and the level of any discounted tariff they may be signed up to.
  • Good Energy sources all its electricity from certified renewables like solar, wind, bio-generation and hydroelectricity.
  • Good Energy’s carbon-neutral Green Gas is made up of 6% biomethane with the emissions from the gas its customers use balanced by verified carbon-saving projects in developing countries.
  • Good Energy has established funds to invest in the communities around each of its operational wind and solar farms. Since 2015, these funds have paid out grants totalling £175,000 to good causes including play equipment for local schoolchildren, heating upgrades for community buildings and repairs to the bells of a village church.
  • In 2016, Newsweek named BT the world’s greenest telecommunications provider and the third greenest big company on the planet.

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