Get all your electricity from nature
Last updated at 09:23, Wednesday, 04 March 2009
Householders in Cumbria are being offered the opportunity to buy all their electricity from green sources.
A new energy company called Good Energy is providing 100 per cent of the electricity it supplies from renewable sources such as wind, water and sunlight.
The six largest power companies in the UK only derive around five per cent of their power from renewable sources at the moment.
The company has already signed up 25,000 customers in both homes and businesses throughout the country. But a company spokeswoman said the majority of these customers were in the south of England and they were now keen to expand further into north-western England and Scotland.
Good Energy only gets its energy from wind turbines, small-scale hydro-electric projects and solar panels.
The bulk of it – around 92 per cent – comes from wind power, with around seven per cent from hydro and one per cent from solar. Wind farms in Cumbria provide much of its wind power.
The spokeswoman said: “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet and carbon dioxide emissions are the principle cause of climate change.
“Burning fossil fuels is the biggest cause of carbon dioxide emissions, so switching to renewable sources is the most effective way possible of fighting climate change.”
Anyone wanting further information is asked to visit the firm’s website at www.good-energy.co.uk
First published at 05:41, Friday, 26 September 2008
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk