Energia tops green energy rankings

Gas & electricity electricity supplier’s fuel mix driven by renewable energy sources

David Baker
by David Baker on 16th November, 2015

Energia has performed strongly in the latest Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) report on fuel mix and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. 

The report focuses on the types of fuels and resources that are used in the generation of electricity for customer use by the major suppliers in Ireland during 2014.

Green energy sources are prevalent – particularly at Energia where 100% of the firm’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources.

This positive fuel mix means that Energia’s carbon dioxide emissions in tonnes per Megawatt Hour (MWh) totalled 0.0 in 2014 – an improvement from 0.027 in 2013.

In comparison, emissions for other major suppliers in t/MWh are as follows: SSE Airtricity 0.253, Bord Gåis Energy 0.442, and Electric Ireland 0.445.

Focus on renewable energy

Energia’s commitment to renewable energy has resulted in the supplier topping the list of green energy rankings for a second consecutive year.

Focusing on sustainable power generation Energia’s Head of Marketing Geoff Codd was pleased with the supplier’s performance in 2014;

“We’re delighted to be Ireland’s “Greenest Home Energy Supplier” for the second year in a row. 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”.

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

He further described the approach to green energy as a central part of Energia’s business plan, and added they were keen to help Ireland reach its renewable energy goals.

A quarter of Ireland’s wind power for homes and businesses is generated by Energia, while the firm’s renewable energy output is expected to surpass 1,000 Megawatts during the next decade.

More than €250m has been invested since 2008 and there are currently more than 300 Megawatts of wind farms in development.

Cheapest electricity

Energia is currently offering an exclusive 24% electricity discount on its standard electricity unit rate, to all new customers that sign up via Switcher.ie.

This makes it the cheapest electricity deal on average, as customers could save up to €219 when compared against the average standard unit rates for electricity.

Energia has discounted its electricity unit rate to 12.65 cent (excluding VAT) as part of the Cheep240 Electricity (Switcher EXCLUSIVE) deal, hurry! as the offer available to Switcher.ie customers for a limited time only.

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