Ecotricity signs up Isle of Wight Council

Green energy provider Ecotricity has signed a electricity supply deal with Isle of Wight Council.

The contract will cover all council buildings, including fire stations, care homes, offices and leisure centres and will run from 1 October to 30 September 2020.

The leader of the council, Dave Stewart, said Ecotricity was chosen because it reflects “our drive towards our green agenda and helping contribute to our aspiration of carbon neutrality”.

“The company could demonstrate they generate and supply 100 per cent renewable energy sourced from the wind and sun and at the same time as offering value for money,” he added.

“Following the full council meeting where a climate emergency was declared and the recent news that the Island has been awarded biosphere status, I think it is important that we make changes where and when we can.

“I believe in action not just words and this clearly demonstrated we are taking action.  This contract will ensure all the electricity used in our buildings is green electricity and help minimise our carbon footprint.”

Ecotricity’s growth director, Paul Sands, added: “We’re in the midst of a climate emergency – and one of the things we can all do is switching to a renewable energy supplier – as power can be one of the largest impacts we have on the planet. We’re supplying a growing number of businesses and homes with renewable power.”