Posted on 4th June 2019

Help Robin Hood Energy save the planet

Robin Hood Energy are backing this year’s World Environment Day, trying to raise awareness and calling for action to protect our environment.

World Environment Day (WED) was started by the United Nations and takes place on the 5th June every year – with this year’s theme being “Beat Air Pollution”. Now countries, cities and businesses across the world support this day, including Robin Hood Energy.

One of the things Robin Hood Energy does to help the environment is that 100% of our electricity provided is certified as being sourced from UK based wind and solar generators. For every Megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity purchased for our customers, we also purchase a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificate, which proves the electricity is certified as being sourced either directly from the renewable generators or through a green wholesale energy provider.

Air pollution can be confusing, but we can all do our part to reduce some of it. There is a direct connection between your energy use and the environment. When you consume less power, you reduce the amount of toxic fumes released by power plants, conserve the earth’s natural resources and protect ecosystems from destruction. By taking steps to reduce your energy intake, you’ll contribute to a healthier and happier world.

Here are Robin Hood Energy top three tips for saving energy and saving the environment –

1. Change your light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy.

2. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money). If you’re shopping for new appliances or even home electronics, look for energy efficient products. Get a programmable thermostat so you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home. When you go to bed, reduce the thermostat setting — you won’t miss those extra degrees of heat while you’re asleep.

3. Turn off lights when you’re not in the room and unplug appliances when you’re not using them. It only takes a second to be environmentally conscious.
Reducing electricity use in your home can benefit the environment, conserve resources and save lives. Although your own energy saving adjustments may seem inconsequential, small steps become great leaps when multiplied by 7 billion.