At Octopus we provide 100% renewable electricity as standard, and for customers who also want carbon neutral gas, we offer our Super Green tariff.
For Super Green customers, we calculate the carbon emissions from their gas use over the course of the year and purchase the equivalent amount of carbon offsetting credits through our partner Renewable World. This way, you get carbon neutral energy and while helping to support clean, sustainable energy projects.
Our carbon offsetting partner
We work with Renewable World to carefully select projects that guarantee a reduction in carbon emissions, but also tackle poverty, promote energy independence and improve people’s health and wellbeing.
Our flagship projects currently include investing in cleaner cookstoves and providing communities with access to clean drinking water, and renewable energy.
What is carbon offsetting?
Put simply, for every tonne of CO2 you emit through your gas usage, we invest in carbon reduction projects to make sure there is one tonne less going into the atmosphere. We do this through Gold Standard and Verra VSC certified carbon credits, which are a recognised way that companies and individuals can take responsibility for their unavoidable carbon emissions. The offset credits are 'retired' after purchase to avoid double counting.
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