E.ON provides fully renewable electricity for all customers

E.ON is to provide all of its residential customers across Britain with a 100 per cent renewable electricity supply at no extra cost.

As one of UK’s largest renewable generators, with offshore and onshore wind, biomass and solar generation sources, E.ON is in a position to offer its customers renewable energy and has decided to do so following YouGov research showing 61 per cent of public who are not on renewable tariffs would be interested in switching to one.

The change means more than 3.3 million homes will now have an electricity supply matched by renewable sources including wind, biomass and solar.

“Climate change is the defining issue of our era, and one that energy customers are increasingly concerned about,” said E.ON UK chief executive Michael Lewis. “We believe large-scale action can make significant change possible and we’re committed to playing a leading role and setting an example for others to follow.”

E.ON is directly supplying a large proportion of this renewable electricity through its own renewable generation fleet, as well as agreements with independent wind generators around the country to directly purchase the electricity produced. The remaining electricity used by customers is matched with 100 per cent renewable electricity sourced externally through such things as renewable electricity guarantee certificates from the likes of wind, biomass and solar sources. These certificates guarantee that an equivalent amount of renewable electricity was generated to the amount supplied.

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