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Switch Your Energy

What

If you’re looking to take a step with low effort and lots of impact, this is it - changing your energy supplier will transform your carbon pollution overnight as well as investing in the systems needed for greener energy infrastructure.

Extreme E will support Greenland’s plans to fully transition to 100% clean energy sources for the country by working with partners in providing a combination of solar panels and other suitable renewable energy systems in Kangerlussuaq.

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Why

Crude oil, gas and coal all generate massive amounts of carbon pollution - often up to a quarter of a country’s total. Moving to a supplier who uses clean energy will dramatically reduce your carbon pollution.

Switching your energy has other benefits, too. Use of renewables encourages governments and business to move our energy systems further away from fossil fuels and reduces the incentives to invest in fracking, a controversial process that can cause seismic activity, contaminate water and destroy natural habitats.

How

Search to find a clean energy supplier in your region - this means anyone who invests in producing renewable energy to feed your national grid. Evaluate the competition, and then make the switch with your preferred company using the instructions they give you.

If you don’t have clean energy suppliers in your country, you can’t take this step for now, but consider taking the step to tell your politicians it is something you care about.

References

Fracking causes seismic activities and contaminates water:
Shale Gas Fracking

Impact metric calculations:

Typical energy consumption per person based on Ofgem (2017), 'Typical Domestic Consumption Values', using Electricity Profile 1. Assumed non-electric heating = medium; electric heating = high

If users don’t know their current type of energy provider, we assume they’re on a standard, non-green tariff.

Because most renewable energy providers sell their ROCs (Renewable Obligation Certificates) on the energy market to other less-clean energy suppliers, we can’t count the 100% of the carbon savings as being fully additional. Therefore, we only account for 5% of the total energy savings (this is the portion of ROCs that Good Energy retires from the electricity market).