Did you know that on average your energy use makes up a whopping 26% of your carbon footprint?1 With OVO Beyond you have the power to change that using carbon-neutral energy. And that’s not all. With our energy-saving insights and actions, we can help you save energy and shrink your bills by up to 10%.2
The green goodness you'll get:
100% carbon-neutral energy to power your home3
Energy Spotlights to cut energy waste and bills
5 trees planted each year in UK schools and communities4
Protect natural habitats around the world with our carbon-offsetting projects
Plus, bring nature to city kids by helping plant 8 Tiny Forests through the OVO Foundation's partner, Earthwatch Europe. That’s like covering 8 tennis courts with over 600 trees, each. And welcoming biodiversity, better air quality, and wellbeing into cities and urban spaces.
Good you asked. Being carbon neutral means reducing your carbon emissions as much as you can – and balancing out anything that’s left. By supporting green projects that cut your carbon footprint. We call this ‘carbon offsetting’.
We’ve got carbon offsetting projects all over the world
From promoting biodiversity in Guatemala, bringing cleaner air to rural China to planting trees in Uganda.
When it comes to kicking carbon, knowledge is power. That’s why, if you’re an OVO member, you can use our Carbon Tracker to get a carbon emissions total that shows you the impact of your transport and energy use. (Amazingly it’s over half of your carbon footprint!)2
Lucky you asked! Our Carbon Tracker shows you the impact of your transport and energy use on the planet (which makes up an eye-watering 59% of your carbon footprint2). And it’s free for all OVO members to use.
OVO Beyond reduces your yearly net carbon emissions from the energy used in your home to zero.
Pretty cool, huh? That’s by providing 100% renewable electricity as standard5 and 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and 85% offset), and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions that come from the production and use of your energy. We do that by supporting UN REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard or the Gold Standard.
We buy our renewable electricity through Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs). And we buy our green gas through Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs). Just click on the links to read more about how they work.
To cancel OVO Beyond, just log in to your online account, and go to the ‘Your Profile’ page where you can hit ‘cancel’. It’ll be applied to your account the following month.
1Based on analysis carried out by the Carbon Trust for OVO Group (2019), 26% of an average individual’s carbon footprint in the UK comes from energy. In this analysis, the carbon footprint includes the following lifestyle categories: energy, transport, shopping, food and drink and holidays. See table below for each category. This excludes emissions from things that the average person cannot directly control such as supporting the NHS, defence, government bodies, etc. Please note these figures are not reflective of potential changes to your habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
UK AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL CARBON FOOTPRINT BREAKDOWN
Total UK average individual carbon emissions (kgCO2e/year)
Contribution to total (%)
Food and Drink
2Savings of up to 10% are based on an estimated reduction in energy use for a dual fuel medium user (3100 kWhs electricity and 12000 kWhs gas) who upgrades to OVO Beyond without having a smart meter or smart thermostat installed yet. Savings are (1) calculated on this estimated reduction in energy use in the first year of having OVO Beyond, and (2) based on reducing your energy use by using your smart meter In-Home Display (IHD) and the OVO app to make changes to your energy habits (like optimising heating settings, switching lights off). Savings are an estimate only and your actual savings will vary depending on your energy use and the changes you make to your energy habits.
3By providing 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and 85% offset) and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions involved in the production and consumption of your electricity & gas, OVO Beyond reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the energy used in your home that's supplied by OVO to net zero. The renewable electricity we sell is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. The green gas we sell is backed via renewable certificates (Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin and how these work. We offset the remaining emissions by supporting UN REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.
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