Our green credentials

Wind turbine and solar panels generating green energy for Bristol Energy

Whether it’s made from solar, wind or water, we know the people who make our energy.

But not all renewable energy suppliers are the same. And making the right green choice can be tricky. So what should you look for?

Check where your renewable electricity comes from

We buy our renewable electricity directly from the people, businesses, charities and organisations who generate it. From the hardworking farmers to local business owners, charities like the National Trust to community energy groups.

During 2019-20 our renewable energy was generated as follows: 56% from wind, 21% from anaerobic digestion, 11% from solar, 6% from hydro, 4% from mixed technologies and 2% from landfill*.

Find out more about our fixed green plans.

What’s the alternative?

We believe in going directly to the source. We purchase our energy directly from the renewable generator. Each unit of renewable electricity comes with a certificate called a REGO.

It’s a bit like knowing where your food comes from. And choosing to support your local farmer. By doing business directly with our electricity generators, we can help them to do more, and support the future of renewable energy generation.

Choose green gas

All Bristol Energy tariffs contain gas carbon offsets. We purchase gas carbon offset certificates to diminish the impact of our Greenhouse gas.

Our greenest tariff, BE Super Green, contains 100% carbon neutral gas.

Find out more about our gas carbon offsets.

Go green and give back

We're owned by Bristol City Council, so we're supporting our founding city in tackling social and environmental challenges, such as fuel poverty and climate change.

And we’ll donate £3 for every green electricity switch to support local carbon reduction projects. So when you switch to one of or fixed green plans, you’re helping people come together to generate their own energy, and support their community too.

We’ll get greener as we grow

Our fixed green plans contain 100% renewable electricity and between 50% and 100% gas carbon offsets.

Find out more about our overall energy mix.

With a growing mix of direct power purchase agreements; local renewable generators across wind, solar and hydro and, green energy certificates and lower carbon solutions, we are committed to only offering green tariffs which benefit the environment and our communities.

We’ll always tell you exactly how much energy we source from renewable generators, so you know we’re being true to our word.

Switch to one of our fixed green plans today.

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*Worked out from the total volume of renewable energy contracted up until the end of 2020

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