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Use your energy for good

Switching to renewable electricity is a powerful and practical way to Renew Our World by putting your faith into action and tackling climate change. All switches are covered by the Big Clean Switch Guarantee.

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Renew our World by switching your energy

Our world is out of balance. The climate is changing fast, pushing people further into poverty. There are more droughts, more floods, and less reliable rain. For many people that means less to eat. As followers of Jesus we are called to put our faith into action and seek God’s kingdom here. That’s why Tearfund is part of the global Renew Our World campaign, working with churches around the world to take action on climate change.
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An opportunity

Our generation has an opportunity – a special choice no other generation will get. We can all take action in our own lives – like switching to renewable electricity – to work towards a world that is in balance, a world that is fair and sustainable, a world where everyone has enough.

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What is a clean tariff?

Most of us get electricity from the National Grid. Picture the Grid like a bucket, full of clean and dirty water.* When you’re on a renewable tariff, your supplier promises to match the amount you take out of the bucket by putting the same amount of clean water in. The more clean water that goes into the bucket (and the less dirty water), the cleaner the bucket, and therefore the Grid, gets.
* In real life, of course, water and electricity should not mix!

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The Big Clean Switch Promise

Unlike conventional switching sites, we make a simple promise to every single home that switches with us: In the event that you have a problem you can’t resolve directly with your supplier, we’ll take it up with them on your behalf. We call this our Big Clean Switch Guarantee.

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More power from your switch

Whenever you change supplier through a website like Big Clean Switch, your new energy company pays the website a commission (typically £40-£60). This doesn’t affect the price of the tariffs we offer, which are the same price as they are on suppliers’ own websites, and we use the income to help fund the Big Clean Switch campaign. After deducting the cost of processing the switch, we would normally share one third of the commission with Tearfund, but they have asked us to pass their share directly to Climate Stewards, a charity that supports community forestry and cookstove projects in Ghana, Kenya and Mexico. So, your switch has even more power to do good!

Find out more about Climate Stewards

About Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian charity called to follow Jesus wherever the need is greatest. We work through local churches to unlock people’s potential and help them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. Tearfund is a registered charity, number 265454.

Find out more about Tearfund at www.tearfund.org.

Our energy suppliers

New kids on the block who have arrived with a bang. Low cost and ranked number one energy company for customer service on Trust Pilot.

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The first major British supplier to be co-operatively owned, Co-op Energy give a share of their profits back to members and local communities.

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The world’s first green energy company. Offering 100% renewable electricity from the wind and sun and carbon neutralised gas.

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The UK's local clean supplier. On average, customers are never more than four miles from one of their generation sites.

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Clean electricity from one of the UK's largest investors in solar power, with a commitment to 'simpler pricing and bills that actually make sense'.

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The 2018 MoneyFacts Energy Provider of Year, So Energy have a commitment to low prices and great service.

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Get to know... Bulb

Electricity fuel sources

  • Wind 51%
  • Solar 40%
  • Hydro 9%

Bulb is one of the most trusted suppliers in the UK, with an incredible TrustPilot score, consistently over 9.5. 

Bulb are independent, which allows them to keep prices low and give members exceptional service.

They believe energy should be low cost and easy to manage. That means a simple rate at prices up to 20% lower than the Big Six, no exit fees and dedicated support.

About Bulb:

  • Affordable, renewable energy:
    100% Renewable Electricity and 10% Renewable Gas sourced from independent UK generators.
  • Exceptional service: Easy online management, plus a UK-based account manager trained in all aspects of energy.
  • Fair & simple prices: A simple rate, no 12-month contracts and no exit charges.
  • First B-corp certified supplier: Thanks to Bulb’s social and environmental performance, accountability and performance standards

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Get to know... Co-op Energy

Here's where the power behind Co-op Energy's Community Power tariff comes from...

  • Wind 70%
  • Solar 25%
  • Hydro 5%

Co-op Energy is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, the UK’s largest independent co-operative, committed to fair pricing, honesty and simplicity.

Co-op Energy believe in the power of community. With co-operative values at their core, they’re not motivated by money or profits, but by being a responsible, ethical business that can make a positive impact on climate change. Better still, they’re the leading supporter of community energy in the UK – and their community power tariff is the first we know of that matches the electricity you use with energy sourced from community projects. They fully carbon offset the gas too.

Here’s what makes them different:

  • Owned by their members
  • Simple tariffs with no exit fees and clear, competitive pricing
  • Partnered with Octopus Energy, the Which? number one recommended energy supplier
  • Friendly UK-based call centre

Support local energy with Co-op Energy’s ‘Community Power’ tariff

Co-op Energy are proud to offer the UK’s only electricity tariff 100% powered by community energy projects, helping to support the growth of community-owned power generation across Great Britain. The tariff also comes with carbon neutral gas as standard. You’ll see the tariff listed in your results when you get your quote.

The fuel mix of Co-op Energy’s standard tariffs is shown on our ‘About us‘ page, while the fuel mix of their Community Power tariff is shown in the chart on this page.

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Get to know... Ecotricity

Published Fuel Mix for 2017-2018

  • Wind 99%
  • Hydro 1%

Green energy didn’t exist back in 1996 when Ecotricity offered it for the first time, becoming the world’s first green energy company and kick starting the now global green energy movement. Their mission is and remains to this day to create a greener Britain, driving positive environmental change and to promote sustainable living through energy, transport and food – the big area’s we need to address if we’re to tackle the climate crisis.

  • 100% green electricity and carbon neutralized gas
  • Ethical pricing with no exit fee’s, penalties or long-term contracts
  • Ethical consumer ‘Best Buy’ and Which’s highest green rating
  • Fully Charged Bundle, green energy + electric vehicle charging at home and on the road saving over £215 a year
  • The only animal-friendly energy supplier, recognised by The Vegan Society and Viva!

 

 

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Get to know... Good Energy

Published Fuel Mix for 2016-2017

  • Wind 57%
  • Solar 18%
  • Hydro 5%
  • Biofuels 20%

Good Energy is a clean energy pioneer which has been selling renewable power to UK households since 1999. They:

  • Source 100% of their electricity from renewables
  • Supply Green Gas, 6 percent of which is sourced from bio-methane
  • Run their own solar and wind sites, as well as investing in clean energy innovations such as the proposed Swansea tidal lagoon
  • Support over 112,000 homes and businesses generating their own energy through wind and solar

In addition, they were named ‘best green electricity supplier’ and one of the UK’s most ethical companies of the last 25 years by Ethical Consumer Magazine. They were awarded Ethical Accreditation with a score of 100% by the Ethical Company Organisation for 12 years running and were named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Good Shopping Guide. All of this is wrapped up in great service from their South West team, which is consistently highly rated by their customers, Which? and Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert.

You can find out more about them in their 2016 Progress Report.

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Get to know... Octopus

Where Octopus gets its clean electricity

  • Wind 18%
  • Solar 32%
  • Hydro 1%
  • Biofuels 49%

Since 2011, Octopus has built more than 150 solar plants in the UK, making it one of the country’s largest solar investors. In fact, the solar farms they’ve funded generate enough electricity to power 250,000 homes (assuming the sun’s shining!). About Octopus:

  • Their Super Green Octopus Tariff offers 100% renewable electricity, together with full carbon offsets for gas.
  • They don’t charge exit fees to customers who want to leave and aim to offer clear, competitive pricing.
  • In addition to their investment in solar, they’ve also helped fund wind and anaerobic digestion plants (using the natural breakdown of organic waste to generate power).
  • They supply 100% renewable electricity to all of Arsenal Football Club’s facilities.

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Get to know... So Energy

Where So Energy source their renewable electricity

  • Wind 44%
  • Solar 30%
  • Hydro 19%
  • Biofuels 7%

So Energy supplies gas and 100% renewable electricity to UK homes. Their mission is to provide great value renewable energy with simple, clear and outstanding service. 

With their low price commitment, So Energy ensures their tariff is always amongst the cheapest 10% of tariffs available. They are the only energy supplier who let their customers decide where their renewable electricity is sourced from. Their London-based team provides high-quality customer service with a human touch, and they were given the highest score among UK energy suppliers by Citizens Advice. So Energy are also amongst the top suppliers according to customer reviews on the independent review site Trustpilot and were awarded Energy Provider of the Year 2018 by Moneyfacts. So Energy are a Living Wage Employer.

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