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Nov 14

Ecotricity – Clean Energy Company

Posted in Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Wind Power

EcotricityEcotricity is the U.K.’s first clean energy company, offering business and residential customers the opportunity to lower U.K. pollution levels and support the growth of alternative energy in Europe. Since 1996 Ecotricity has been selling electricity generated from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Company profits are invested in further research and development of clean energy sources. Ecotricity hopes to double the amount of renewable electricity in the U.K. and provide services for 20,000 European homes by the end of 2006. Currently one third of all carbon emissions in the U.K. come from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity.

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The energy that Ecotricity sells is primarily generated by wind farms. Most of the company’s new energy investments are focused on wind power technologies. Throughout the U.K. Farmers have been earning extra income by allowing wind turbines to be installed on their property. Ecotricity pays for the construction, maintenance and operating fees. The cost of purchasing power from this company is the same as the local power company’s rates as Ecotricity matches the going rate.

Clean energy can be purchased from Ecotricity anywhere on the UK mainland as they are directly connected to the main power grid. Homeowners do not have to change any household wiring and continue to receive monthly bills as usual. It usually takes about three weeks to complete the sign-up process by mail – all the behind the scenes configurations are performed by the company.

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For every new customer that joins, Ecotricity will plant a tree in their own ecoforest!


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