Why switch?

Award Winning Customer Service

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 residents in Bristol switched to Good Energy, their whole carbon footprint would reduce by 300,000 tonnes of CO2 a year – that’s the annual emissions of 18,900 cars.

See how your area compares in the table below. 

Area

Carbon footprint (from electricity consumption) of all residents

Collective carbon footprint if 1 in 10 residents switched to Good Energy (per year)

Collective number of car’s emissions (per year)

Bath and North East Somerset

127,000 tonnes

13,000 tonnes

8,000

Bristol

300,000 tonnes

30,000 tonnes

18,900

Cardiff

212,000 tonnes

21,000 tonnes

13,400

Cirencester

24,000 tonnes

2,400 tonnes

1,500

Exeter

74,000 tonnes

7,500 tonnes

4,700

Frome

22,000 tonnes

2,200 tonnes

1,400

Salisbury

48,000 tonnes

5,000 tonnes

3,000

Tetbury

35,000 tonnes

3,500 tonnes

2,200

Wells

11,000 tonnes

1,100 tonnes

700

How we worked these out

To calculate CO2 saved, we looked at the average household electricity consumption of different areas in the above towns or cities.

We then combined this 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.

Ready to switch?

We’re improving our customer services system to give you an even better experience with Good Energy. You can sign up with us as normal and your supply will go live by 30th January. Call us on 0800 254 0004 to find out more.