Bristol Energy celebrates one year of green gas on World Environment Day

5 June 2019

  • As biofuels are reported as necessary to meet UK carbon targets, Bristol Energy is celebrating one year of selling renewable green gas to our customers today, on World Environment Day.

Bristol Energy offer an industry leading 15% green gas to our ‘My Green Plus’ customers, made from local Bristol sewage.

We've been working closely with our partners at GENeco, a local food waste management and renewable energy company, turning poo from a million people across Bristol into biomethane, a clean gas that will be used as an environmentally friendly substitute for fossil fuels.

Meeting green targets with biofuels

A new report from the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has found that sustainable bioenergy, such as biomethane, can meet two-thirds of the projected shortfall of the Fifth Carbon Budget.

This follows the report last month from the Green Gas Certification Scheme that a million UK homes are now being partially fueled by green gas, marking a crucial shift in the UK’s behavior towards gas use.

Empowering people to help fight climate change at home by choosing green gas 

The UK government announced that gas heating systems will no longer be allowed in new homes from 2025 in their new green deal. However, many homes that have not been retrofitted will still be using gas as their main power source, so it is crucial that there is a bigger shift towards renewable gas if the UK is serious about meeting our Net-Zero carbon targets to prevent climate breakdown.

People are much more aware of the simple changes we can make to tackle climate change. But for a long time green energy was seen as more expensive.

Luckily, thanks to advances in technology, this is no longer the case. Bristol Energy is proud to be offering one of the highest percentages of green gas in the market at a competitive rate.

-Simon Proctor, Renewables and Origination Manager at Bristol Energy

So what does Bristol poo do? The individual flushes from Bristol households all add up

  • An average household’s weekly flushes would be enough to cook your weekend fry- up.
  • An average household’s fortnightly flushes would be enough to cook your roast dinner.
  • Annual flushes from every household in Bristol could fry 83 million eggs.

By treating sewage and food that's unfit for human consumption, we're able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network.

Our plant provides carbon savings of around 30,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and is a real success story for Bristol. Powering people's homes using waste from the local area is a real-life example of the circular economy in action.

-Mohammed Saddiq, Managing Director of GENeco

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