Why switch to renewable energy?

Switching your energy supplier to Good Energy could cut your carbon footprint by up to 50% (it’s true, you can check our sums).

Our 100% renewable electricity is made from British wind, sun and rain. This means that, while the average carbon content of one unit of electricity in the UK is 420g per kWh, our carbon content is 0g.

Do you live in the South West?

If 1 in 10 Bristol households switched their energy to Good Energy, the city’s carbon footprint would reduce by 27,500 tonnes of CO2e every year. That’s the annual emissions of 17,000 cars! To calculate CO2 reduced, we first looked at the total household electricity consumption in Bristol, and then multiplied this by the average carbon content of UK electricity to arrive at a total carbon footprint. We divided this by the average annual emission per car, based on average emissions per vehicle km and average distance travelled.

 

How we worked these out

To calculate CO2 saved, we looked at the average household electricity consumption which we then combined with the number of households in these areas and added them all up to calculate the total domestic electricity consumption. We multiplied this by the average carbon content of UK electricity to arrive at a total carbon footprint.

To calculate the carbon footprint of a car, we multiplied the average annual mileage by the CO2 emissions of an average new car. We then divided our carbon figure by this, to the collective number of car’s annual emissions.

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