Renewable energy preserving Britain’s heritage

Written by Rebecca O'Connor on 2nd December 2015

…Another reason to love renewable energy, the National Trust does too.

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, has signed up to a two-year deal with the National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity and general bastion of Britishness, to tackle climate change.

The partnership is designed to encourage National Trust members (there are 4 million of ’em) to switch to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity tariffs.

While not the very cheapest on the market, at £1,111, Good Energy’s average tariff for a typical home is cheaper than all of the Big Six Standard Tariffs, which around 44 million people are still stuck on and which cost an average of £1,170 a year, according to our most recent research. So there are cost savings as well as planet savings for members who choose to go for it.

Trust members who are inspired to switch to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity or dual fuel tariffs will receive a National Trust gift card worth up to £40 when quoting ‘National Trust’. For every year they remain a customer, Good Energy will also donate the same sum to the National Trust to help support them in their conservation work.

Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO of Good Energy, said: “Climate change is everyone’s business and we want more people to be aware not only of the issues facing us but also to give simple and practical steps on what we can all do to be part of the solution.

“As the world’s politicians meet in Paris to thrash out an agreement to limit climate change, we think that normal people – like Trust members – can have just as big a say on our planet’s future. If 1 in 10 National Trust members switched to Good Energy we’d save 320,000 tonnes of CO­2 every year. That’s like taking 200,000 cars off the UK’s streets.”

Patrick Begg, National Trust rural enterprises director, said: “We are really pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Good Energy which has helped to showcase how renewable technologies can be made to work in some of the country’s most sensitive landscapes and historic environments.

“By signing up to Good Energy our members can support the work we do to help maintain a healthy, beautiful natural environment in the face of today’s conservation challenges.”

Good Energy customer Rachel Cox, a Teaching Assistant from Nottingham said:

“I signed up to Good Energy just over a year ago after seeing all the fantastic work they were doing with the National Trust. As someone who is increasingly concerned about climate change I care about where my energy comes from.

“As a lifelong National Trust member, it’s great to see such an iconic organisation working to promote and inspire its supporters towards a greener future. Choosing a renewable energy company has made me feel that I’m doing my bit to help save the planet.”

To sign up or get a quote call 0800 254 0000 or visit www.goodenergy.co.uk/national-trust