Electricity Factsheet

Demystifying the environmental impact of your electricity consumption and 'green' tariff electricity.

  • Pages
    4
  • Size
    1.24 MB
  • Format
    PDF
  • Language
    English
  • Published
    2016


Julie’s Bicycle is deeply committed to supporting a creative sector powered by clean, renewable energy. 

We have developed this factsheet and our Creative IG Tools to help organisations understand the impacts of their electricity use and how their electricity purchasing decisions can make a difference. We have done this with the support of Good Energy, a 100% renewable electricity provider, sponsor and partner of Julie’s Bicycle.

Electricity is one of the biggest sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions globally and in the UK. In 2014, 60% of UK electricity was generated by fossil fuels (coal and gas), the most carbon intensive sources of electricity.

The UK has a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, and the key to achieve this target is increasing weight of clean energy in 'Grid Average'. 

This factsheet will demystify how electricity supply and demand works in the UK, and makes recommendations for how to go about finding transparent, ethical green electricity tariffs.  

Good Energy is the only renewable energy provider in the UK that has provided 100% renewable electricity since its foundation in 1999. For information about sourcing clean electricity from Good Energy, read our factsheet or follow the link below. 

Sustaining Creativity