100% renewable energy will be available to 100,000 small businesses

Gas and electricity supplier E.ON has announced today (January 20) that they will be extending their 100% renewable energy supply to over 100,000 small businesses. 

In a survey conducted on behalf of E.ON, more than half (54%) of those asked agreed that Britain is not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with 27% of people agreeing that it’s the responsibility of businesses.

In order to reduce emissions, three-quarters of people said that we should all support cleaner energy.

E.ON already provides residential customers with 100% renewable energy supply, but now they will be extending this to small businesses who extend or renew a contract with them.

Michael Lewis, chief executive of E.ON, said: ‘The climate crisis is the defining issue of our era and one that energy customers, at home and in business, are increasingly concerned about.

‘We believe large-scale action can make significant change possible and we’re committed to setting an example for others to follow.

‘That’s why the electricity we provide to our residential customers is backed by 100% renewable sources as standard.

‘We will also help customers to better manage their energy through smart, personalised and sustainable technologies, including low carbon electric transport alternatives or improving the management of buildings to optimise business energy use and reducing running costs.’

In April last year, (2019) E.ON launched ‘Solar Reward,’ a new payment scheme for homeowners wanting to fit solar panels.

The scheme was designed to plug a hole created by the closure of the government’s popular Feed-in-Tariff subsidy scheme, which closed for new applicants on March 31, 2019.

Since 2010, the Feed-in Tariff scheme has guaranteed payments to around 900,000 generators for the total amount of electricity that’s produced, as well as for any energy exported to the grid

The first 500 new solar installation customers will be rewarded for exporting back to the grid, and Solar Reward will provide 5.24p per every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy exported.

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