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​The Benefits of Renewable Energy Suppliers for UK Homeowners

Published date: May 2024

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Thinking about making the switch to a renewable energy supplier? More and more UK homeowners are choosing low-carbon options, and for good reason. But what exactly are the advantages, and is it a good fit for you?  

Simple Switch, Big Climate Impact 

Switching to a renewable energy supplier is a simple and easy way to make a significant difference for our planet. Here's how it works: 
  • Fossil Fuels Out, Renewables In - Suppliers like Your Co-op Energy exclusively source electricity from wind, solar, and hydropower farms. This means there's less reliance on fossil fuels and more reliance on low-carbon renewables instead.  
  • Shrinking Your Carbon Footprint - By choosing a renewable energy supplier, you're lowering the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. It's a small step with a big impact on your home's carbon footprint.  
  • Cleaner air for all - Fossil fuels release harmful pollutants into our air. Renewable energy sources on the other hand have minimal associated emissions, leading to a healthier environment for everyone. 
  • Peace of Mind, Powered by Nature - Knowing your energy comes from sustainable sources can bring a sense of satisfaction. You're actively participating in NetZero and helping build a more ethical future for our planet. 

Renewable Energy Doesn't Have to Mean Expensive 

Are you worried about higher bills when switching away from what you know? No need to worry, Your Co-op Energy offers the market's best value for 100% guaranteed renewable electricity. That means it's not only kinder for the planet but your finances too. Plus, switching to Your Co-op Energy is effortless as we handle the process for you - even letting your previous supplier know about your move.  

Benefits of Community Renewable Energy Projects

Alongside the more obvious advantages of using a renewable energy supplier, Your Co-op Energy's Community Power tariff brings some unique perks to the table: 
  • Power to the People - When you choose Your Co-op Energy's Community Power tariff, you directly support local renewable energy projects across the UK. Imagine your home lit by sunshine captured from solar panels on a nearby school that was looked after by like-minded local people, instead of fossil fuels.  
  • Double the Feel-Good Factor - Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint, but you're also helping communities thrive. Profits from these projects can be used for local initiatives like improving energy efficiency in low-income areas or funding educational programs on renewable energy. 
  • Supporting a Cooperative Future - By joining Your Co-op Energy, you become part of one of the UK’s largest independent consumer co-operatives, Midcounties Co-operative. Award-winning for sustainability, our energy initiatives sit at the heart of our co-op business to build a fair future for all.  
In short, Your Co-op Energy's Community Energy goes beyond just green energy. It's about empowering communities, fostering local innovation, and building a more sustainable and fairer future for all. 

Making the Switch a Smooth and Simple Process 

We understand choosing a new energy supplier can feel daunting, so we have made switching to Your Co-op Energy simple, fast and easy. Just enter your postcode to see the renewable energy tariffs available to your home and we can handle the switch that will see you reducing your carbon footprint in no time. 


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