Every year Ofgem, the energy regulator, requires energy suppliers to publish where their energy comes from.
The graph below shows where the electricity we bought came from during the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.
The way this is accounted for is through a scheme managed by Ofgem called the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, or REGOs for short. REGO certificates are issued to generators of renewable energy and allow generators to prove that a certain amount of green electricity has gone on to the grid. Energy suppliers can then purchase these certificates to allow them to ring-fence an equivalent amount of the UK’s renewable supply for the energy they have sold. This is what we did last year in order to say the electricity we supplied came from 100% renewable sources. It is worth highlighting that we still believe the best energy is the energy you do not use.
Electricity Environmental Impact
|Emissions (g/kWh)||Igloo||National Average|
|Carbon dioxide (CO2)||0||205|
Many of us still heat our homes using gas. We do not currently offer a way to offset this. We believe the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of your gas consumption is to use less of it, and our focus at Igloo is to help you do that.
One such way is to try and change the way the UK heat’s it homes, and over time reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to heat our homes. To do this we are helping people assess air source heat pumps as an alternative method for heating your home. We also offer smart thermostats to help you control your heating more efficiently.
If you would like to learn more about air source heat pumps, how they work, and if they could be a good option for your home click below. There are even Government grants that can help with upfront costs and pay you whilst you use your heat pump. Government terms & conditions apply, but we will help you understand those.