Energia produced 100% Green Energy in 2015

This is the third year running that Energia has received the Green Energy award.

Maeve McLaughlin
by Maeve McLaughlin on 19th October, 2016

On Monday, Energia confirmed that it remains among the greenest home electricity suppliers in the Republic of Ireland, achieving the 100% Green Energy award for the third year in a row.

The award is based on the Commission for Energy Regulation’s (CER) report on fuel-mix and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions for individual electricity suppliers licensed in Ireland.

The CER requires that electricity suppliers report their fuel mix - which means the type of fuels or resources that they use to make generate electricity - each year.

This is then included in the CER’s Fuel Mix Disclosure report, which is published retrospectively.

The report for 2015 was recently published, and it was reported that Energia produced 100% Green Energy last year. This means that zero tonnes of carbon dioxide were produced per Megawatt Hour (MwH) of energy generated.

According to the report, SSE Airtricity also produced 100% Green Energy, as did Panda Power.

Energia has said that is has invested over €300m in wind farms since 2008 and currently supplies over 800MWs of renewable energy, which will rise to over 1,000MWs by mid-2017.

Energia’s Head of Marketing Geoff Codd said the company is delighted to receive this recognition of its green energy credentials for the third year in a row.

He said that, it matters to people that the power they’re using is made as sustainably as possible and added: “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 CO2 emission reduction targets.”

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