Ecotricity Gets Record Number Of New Customers After Offering Rate Freeze

Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!

cheapest UK electricity provider ecotricityWell here is some lovely holiday cheer. Ecotricity recently declared a rate freeze until at least the New Year, responding to moves by the “Big Six” (UK’s biggest energy companies) to raise fares by up to 10%. Ecotricity provides only green, renewable energy to its UK citizens… for less than the price of electricity from the Big Six.

Dale Vince, Ecotricity’s founder, says:

There are millions of British households on the Standard Tariff of the Big Six energy companies, so even before the current price rises, millions of households could switch to Ecotricity and get Green Energy for less than the price they pay for brown energy. But now that the Big Six are raising prices again,what was originally a modest saving, is becoming more significant.

Dale continued to emphasize that renewable energy is not vulnerable to inflation in the same way as the Big Six. It’s also a decentralized and local energy source that boosts rather than hurts the national economy. This all helps Ecotricity to continue beating the energy prices of the Big Six indefinitely.


“In addition, if and when we do raise prices next year, we promise that it will be by less than the Big Six are raising prices now,” Dale notes. Later in the article, Dale continues, “the more of our own energy we produce through our own renewable sources, the greater we’ll be able to shield our customers from price hikes that come with an over-reliance on fossil-fuels. It’s all part of our vision for a Green Britain.”

There is integrity in using renewable, clean, infinite resources that take nothing from children, mothers, or communities — but indeed give back. It is a very different realm than a realm that deplete resources, operating from monopoly. In energy as in all things, one realizes these are different realms — one is holistic, one is predatory.

“On average, Ecotricity spends more per customer on building new sources of green energy than all other energy providers in Britain put together – on average, over the last nine years, this has equated to almost £300 per customer.”

Check out Ecotricity’s site for more information. As of now, Ecotricity provides power for over 77,000 homes and businesses. Earlier this year, it obtained permission for what is set to be the fourth-largest wind farm in England, a wind farm at Heckington Fen in Lincolnshire.

Head through our Ecotricity archives for more cool news about this green electricity provider.


Have a tip for CleanTechnica? Want to advertise? Want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Latest CleanTechnica TV Video


I don't like paywalls. You don't like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Here at CleanTechnica, we implemented a limited paywall for a while, but it always felt wrong — and it was always tough to decide what we should put behind there. In theory, your most exclusive and best content goes behind a paywall. But then fewer people read it!! So, we've decided to completely nix paywalls here at CleanTechnica. But...
 
Like other media companies, we need reader support! If you support us, please chip in a bit monthly to help our team write, edit, and publish 15 cleantech stories a day!
 
Thank you!

Advertisement
 
CleanTechnica uses affiliate links. See our policy here.

Cynthia Shahan

Cynthia Shahan, started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. Words can be used improperly depending on the culture you are in. (Several unrelated publications) She has a degree in Education, Anthropology, Creative Writing, and was tutored in Art as a young child thanks to her father the Doctor. Pronouns: She/Her

Cynthia Shahan has 947 posts and counting. See all posts by Cynthia Shahan