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Wind and solar power produced a record amount of global electricity in the first half of this year, whilst coal ran at less than half its capacity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-8621771/Wind-solar-power-record-high-2020-coal-dips-analysis.html

The government's independent advisers on infrastructure are urging an accelerated transition to renewables.

They say 65% of UK's power by 2030 is possible. An increase on the 50% they have recommended previously, due to falling costs.

https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/nic-britain-could-meet-65-of-electricity-needs-with-renewables-by-2030-at-low-cost

Today, we are joining the @MMMoneyMatter campaign as a pledge partner.

@DavenportJuliet explains: "It’s time to wake up and stop pension funds bankrolling unsustainable practices. Good Energy joins this vital campaign to make sure we have a planet to live on when we retire.”

I am interviewing the brilliant philosopher and writer @romankrznaric on Wednesday.

Roman's just published a book about shortsightedness, and how it hampers our ability to address problems like climate change.

What questions should I ask him?

We’re excited to welcome @GoodEnergy on board as a #NetZeroHero🌎. Want your pension to build a better world? Click here and make it happen https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/net-zero/

"Look after nature and nature will look after you"

In episode 4 of #BetterBusiness, @DavenportJuliet speaks to @RichieCheeseMan, Managing Director of @WykeFarms about purpose, planet and practical sustainability.

Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/oA_vhChnkXk

Good Energy has completed the UK’s first ever SMETS2 ‘three phase’ smart meter installation with our partners @SMS_plc

⚡️It is now possible for high volume and complex electricity users to join the smart, clean, green revolution⚡️

Learn more: https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/08/05/the-uk-s-first-three-phase-smart-meter-installation/

Good Energy has completed the UK’s first ever SMETS2 ‘three phase’ smart meter installation with our partners @SMS_plc

⚡️It is now possible for high volume and complex electricity users to join the smart, clean, green revolution⚡️

Learn more: https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/08/05/the-uk-s-first-three-phase-smart-meter-installation/

BP's plan to increase its low-carbon investments to $5bn a year might sound high, but this is a company which made $278bn in revenue last year from oil & gas. Pocket change.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/04/bp-dividend-covid-record-loss-energy-oil-gas

"By not having those women in your leadership team, you are the blocker. The problem is not the women."

#BetterBusiness ep3: @DavenportJuliet speaks to @aimafidon, Founder of our partners @STEMettes.

Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/f9ZUkaTXUP8

Great news this week that @nestpensions will ban investments in fossil fuels. £5.5bn of people's pensions will now support a sustainable future instead. 👏👏👏

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/29/national-employment-savings-trust-uks-biggest-pension-fund-divests-from-fossil-fuels

Stopped by @Waterstones this morning & was very proud to find #Thejoyfulenvironmentalist at the till point in some very good company. @MikeBernersLee @GretaThunberg @ExtinctionR @XRebellionUK @GeorgeMonbiot @GoodEnergy @triodosuk @Riverford #bestsellers #positivereading

Good Energy is launching a variable time of use tariff for heat pump users.

Pricing to reward thermal flexibility is one of the key principles for smart heat electrification @janrosenow and I recognised in our paper released in March

https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4018210/energy-launch-home-heat-pump-tariff-uk

Here's @DavenportJuliet announcing the UK's first ever heat pump tariff.

The new tariff will be a way to make the government's Green Homes Grant go further on cutting costs and carbon. 🏡⚡️🌍📉💷

Learn more on our blog: https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/07/27/our-new-heat-pump-tariff-will-make-the-green-homes-grant-scheme-go-further-and-faster/

Today, we are announcing the UK's first ever heat pump tariff. This will support homes looking to shift away from fossil fuels, and make the government's new Green Homes Grant scheme go further.

https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/07/27/our-new-heat-pump-tariff-will-make-the-green-homes-grant-scheme-go-further-and-faster/

"Carbon is our main KPI"

Better Business episode 2 is with Richard Ballard of @GrownUnder.

He and @DavenportJuliet talk plants, purpose and doing business with empathy.

🌱🚇💡🌍

Watch the full episode here: http://youtu.be/GmSQirR7Mp8

Good Energy + @GoodThingsBrCo = good beer that's good for the planet.

Read about our business customer who are set on being the world’s first closed-loop, fully sustainable brewery.

Cheers 🍻🌍⚡️

https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/07/20/good-beer-good-for-the-planet/

Today, we are releasing a new report on the electric vehicle market, in partnership with The Energyst. The report contains expert insight, data analysis, and interviews with our EV partners.

Download here: https://theenergyst.com/good-energy/

It's #WorldEmojiDay.

There are fossil fuel emojis: ⛽️🛢🏭

We think there should absolutely be wind turbine and solar panel emojis.

Do you agree?

cc: @unicode

Launching this Friday, our new video series features @DavenportJuliet speaking with inspiring leaders involved in making or doing business better.

#betterbusiness #buildbackbetter

The #ClimateCrisis will affect younger generations the most.

But the UK's school curriculum is sorely lacking on climate change. As highlighted by the school strike movement.

What are the ways you can engage your children with green issues?
https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/blog/2020/07/15/how-can-you-get-children-interested-in-green-issues/

Should we all 'bee' more like our grandparents? 🐝

@IsabelLosada, #TheJoyfulEnvironmentalist, on eight ways to make the world a better place.

🌍⚡️

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/8-ways-make-world-better-place-starts-grandparents/

Switching to @GoodEnergy? Use code SIZE WALES to get £50 credit & they'll donate £50 towards sustaining rainforests! Visit http://goodenergy.co.uk to learn more about how to ensure the power you use is generated from 100% renewable sources #RenewableEnergy #cleanenergy #climate

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