Energia comes out on top for renewable energy

Energia generates the lowest CO2 emissions and more renewable energy than other suppliers according to latest CER report

David Baker
by David Baker on 17th July, 2014

94% of Energia’s fuel mix accounts for renewable energy[/caption] Energia can lay claim to being the “greenest home energy supplier” in the Republic of Ireland according to the findings in a new report.

The firm earned the top position for its green energy credentials, according to figures from the latest Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) report on fuel-mix and CO2 emissions for electricity suppliers licensed in Ireland.

With emissions of CO2 in tonnes per Megawatt Hour (MWh) of electricity supplied that are significantly below that recorded for other residential suppliers, Energia proved that it truly is a green energy supplier.

While this figure stood at 0.027 for Energia in 2013, this was higher for leading suppliers in the market including SSE Airtricity (0.386), Bord Gáis Energy (0.407) and Electric Ireland (0.554). A diverse fuel mix Last year 94% of Energia’s fuel mix was derived from renewable resources, with the firm currently supplying more than 680 Megawatts of renewable energy.

Energia plan to increase this figure to 1,000 Megawatts by the middle of the decade. Energia’s Head of Marketing Geoff Codd said: “As well as getting the best home energy deals, it matters to people that the power they’re using is made as sustainably as possible.

That approach is central to our business where, through our investments in renewable energy, we are one of the most significant contributors to the achievement of Ireland’s C02 emission reduction targets.” Energia is the newest entrant to the domestic gas and electricity market with the company making its entry at the end of January 2014.

This week saw the firm introduce a new summer savings dual fuel offer, enabling new customers to save up to 18% on their electricity and 17% on their gas. The new online discount is set to run until the 31st August.

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