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We can help change
climate change

Together, our energy can change the world.
And it all starts at home.

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Now’s the time for change

The climate crisis is humanity’s greatest challenge. And we won’t beat it alone. But by working together to lower our collective emissions to net zero, we can win the war on carbon. And the more of us there are, the faster we’ll do it.

Kick the carbon with OVO Beyond

On average, your home energy is 26%1 of your carbon footprint. But we’ve got the green energy and technology you need to change that... 

OVO Beyond is our upgrade that helps you cut the carbon from your home energy and save money by cutting your bills, too2. All thanks to carbon-neutral energy and personalised suggestions that help you waste less energy. 
 

Your energy
can help
change
the world

OVO Beyond is free for 3 months, then £6 a month after that:
  • 100% carbon-neutral energy to power your home

  • Energy Spotlights to cut energy waste and bills

  • 5 trees planted each year in UK schools and communities

  • Protect natural habitats around the world with our carbon-offsetting projects

We’re joining you

Change takes all of us. So we’ve committed to being a net zero carbon business by 2030, while helping you halve your carbon footprint at the same time. We’ll get this done by managing our emissions as an organisation, and helping you to do the same.


We call it Plan Zero, and we’re not doing it alone. All the companies in the OVO family are working towards the same goals.
 

Ready to kick even more carbon?

Here are more ideas to get you started

Drop halogen. Live LED

For every 34 halogen bulbs swapped for energy-saving LEDs, you could stop 312kg of carbon emissions (and save on your bills too)3.

Save by switching off

Leaving your appliances on standby creates a lot of carbon. If everyone in the UK switches off at the plug, we could stop 5.15 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year4

Turn down the heat

If we all turn our smart thermostats down by just 1 degree, we’ll stop more than 8 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year5

No to plane. Go by train.

Ditch the plane and take the train to Paris instead this summer and you’ll stop over 60kg of carbon emissions6.

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Additional Information

1 Based 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

Lifestyle area

Total UK average individual carbon emissions (kgCO2e/year)

Contribution to total (%)

Energy 1,707 26%
Transport 2,181 33%
Food and Drink 981 15%
Shopping 1,056 16%
Holiday 658 10%
Total 6,583 100%

 

2 By 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 or the Gold Standard. See <here> for more information on how we restore nature and protect rainforests with our offsetting programmes.

OVO plants 5 trees for every OVO Beyond member through our award-winning I Dig Trees programme with The Conservation Volunteers. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so tree-planting helps to slow down climate change. Since 2015 we have planted over 1 million trees.

3 We know that switching 34 bulbs from halogen to LED saves 312kg of carbon because a halogen bulb on average produces 11.06kg of carbon, whilst an LED bulb produces just 1.896kg. This is a saving of just over 9kg per bulb. Which multiplied by 34 bulbs comes out at 312kg.

Here’s how much energy LED uses compared to Halogen. We then used emissions factors based on the lifecycle electricity emissions for the UK grid average electricity fuel mix. Emissions factors were provided by the Carbon Trust.

4 By turning off our standby appliances we could save up to 5.15m tonnes of carbon per year because each home uses a maximum of 591kWh of energy on standby (Energy Saving Trust). This is equal to 186.7kg of carbon per household (based on the lifecycle electricity emissions for the UK grid average electricity fuel mix, provided by the Carbon Trust). Since there are 27.6m households in the UK (ONS, 2018), we multiplied the 186.7kg saving by 27.6m - which comes to just over 5.15m tonnes of carbon.


5 If all of us in the UK turned our thermostats down by just 1 degree, we’d prevent 8.8 million tonnes of carbon entering the atmosphere each year. We know this because turning the thermostat by one degree you can save 320kg of carbon a year, or 0.32 tonnes (Source: Energy Saving Trust). And we multiplied this by the number of households in the UK (ONS, 2018). 

0.32 * 27,600,000t = 8,832,000 tonnes each year.

6 Source: Eurostar

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