Co-op Energy trumpets “perfect” score on renewables

New entrant to the UK energy market Co-operative Energy has this week trumpeted its “perfect score” for its renewable energy mix. The firm which launched in May 2011 says 100% […]

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By Vicky Ellis

New entrant to the UK energy market Co-operative Energy has this week trumpeted its “perfect score” for its renewable energy mix.

The firm which launched in May 2011 says 100% of the electricity it gave its customers in the year ending March 2012 was sourced from renewable generation such as biomass (pictured), wind and hydro.

Nigel Mason, Co-operative Energy’s Business Development Manager said: “At launch, we made a public pledge to ensure that, by April 2012, the carbon content of our electricity would be less than half the national average. It’s a great achievement to source our electricity entirely from renewable sources, especially in our first year as an energy provider.”

However he suggested the firm would be “open-minded” about using other sources of energy.

He added: “As we grow, we will have to stay open-minded about sourcing our electricity from non-renewable generators, whilst choosing renewable wherever possible. We believe that a multi-pronged approach to energy supply is needed if the UK is to meet its climate change targets in the medium term.”