2016


Ecotricity's first windmill lit up at night

Ecotricity’s first windmill blows out the candles on 20 years

Ecotricity illuminated their first windmill in green last night to mark 20 years since it started generating electricity.


14 December 2016


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Ecotricity challenges fracking with new Green Gasmills

Ecotricity challenges fracking with new Green Gasmills

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the fracking industry by submitting applications for its new Green Gasmills on sites already proposed for fracking.


08 December 2016


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It's official: Ecotricity is disruptive

It's official: Ecotricity is disruptive

Ecotricity has been named as one of Britain’s ‘top 10 most disruptive companies’ in today’s 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.


05 December 2016


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ecobond four receives applications for over £12 million with two days remaining

ecobond four receives applications for over £12 million with two days remaining

Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, has so far received applications for over £12 million of ecobond four.


29 November 2016


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Ecotricity unveils plan for Britain to make its own gas – from grass

Ecotricity unveils plan for Britain to make its own gas – from grass

Ecotricity has today unveiled its plan for Britain to make its own gas from grass, grown on marginal farmland, of which Britain has enough to heat almost every home in Britain.


18 November 2016


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ecobond four

ecobond four to offer interest of up to 5.0% (Gross) per annum to investors

Ecotricity, the greenest energy company in Britain, has launched the fourth series of its corporate mini-bonds, ecobonds 


25 October 2016


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Ecotricity’s Green Gasmill at Sparsholt College

Ecotricity’s Green Gasmill at Sparsholt College gets go-ahead

Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, has received planning permission to build a Green Gasmill in Hampshire – the first of its kind in Britain.


13 October 2016


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From “off grid” to the Sunday Times 250

From “off grid” to the Sunday Times 250

Ecotricity has become Britain’s first green energy company to be listed in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, which ranks Britain’s leading mid-sized businesses.


03 October 2016


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Ecotricity named Best Green Energy Brand at global awards ceremony

Ecotricity named Best Green Energy Brand

Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, was named the world’s Best Green Energy Brand at the first global Energy Branding Conference in Reykjavik last night.


21 September 2016


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Ecotricity fund hen harrier tagging

Ecotricity fund hen harrier tagging

A hen harrier chick has been tagged and is exploring Northern Britain, following the work of a young conservationist and funding from Ecotricity.


12 September 2016


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Ecotricity pledges to resist Ofgem pressure to share customer data

Ecotricity pledges to resist Ofgem pressure to share customer data

Ecotricity has pledged to resist Ofgem efforts to force suppliers to share customer data which will lead to households being bombarded with a “blizzard of junk mail”.


03 August 2016


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Ecotricity office revamps get green light

Ecotricity office revamps get green light

Ecotricity is set to revamp two of its offices in Stroud’s town centre after receiving planning permission from Stroud District Council.


02 August 2016


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Eco Park worth almost £300million a year to Gloucestershire economy

Eco Park worth almost £300million a year to Gloucestershire economy

Ecotricity’s Eco Park proposal will be worth almost £300million to the Gloucestershire economy every year, according to new independent research.


28 July 2016


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Sparsholt College and Ecotricity revise planning application for Green Gasmill

Sparsholt College and Ecotricity revise planning application for Green Gasmill

A revised planning application for a Green Gasmill at Sparsholt College has been submitted, addressing the traffic concerns of Winchester City Councillors.


26 July 2016


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Ecotricity host big name line-up for WOMAD Festival events

Ecotricity host big name line-up for WOMAD Festival events

Ecotricity will host familiar names from TV, business and conservation in a series of environmental discussions at this summer’s WOMAD Festival.


25 July 2016


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EV cars parked

Major changes in Electric Highway as revolution continues at pace

After five years, 30 million miles and £2.5 million pounds worth of free travel – Ecotricity will finally begin charging electric car drivers for using Britain’s most comprehensive car charging network.


07 July 2016


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Ecotopia’s top five products for staying green at festivals this summer

Ecotopia’s top five products for staying green at festivals this summer

Ecotopia, the online store run by Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity, has unveiled a range of environmentally friendly products to help music lovers stay green at this year’s festivals.


05 July 2016


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Ecotricity receive planning permission for hybrid energy parks

Ecotricity receive planning permission for hybrid energy parks

Ecotricity has gained planning permission to build two new sun parks in Devon & Leicestershire, which will join with existing wind farms to create some of the first hybrid energy parks in Britain.


23 May 2016


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Amazing time-lapse footage of windmill construction

Ecotricity has released a time-lapse video and documentary to mark the completion of a 100m windmill at the RSPB’s headquarters near Sandy in Bedfordshire.


20 May 2016


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Lucy Siegle to chair Young Green Briton event

Lucy Siegle to chair Young Green Briton event

Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company, is running the Young Green Briton Chat event and is searching for youngsters aged 11-16 to talk on the three areas that make up 80% of our emissions in Britain.


18 May 2016


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Ecotricity and Greenpeace primed for Hinkley Point legal challenge

Ecotricity and Greenpeace primed for Hinkley Point legal challenge

Ecotricity and Greenpeace have today written to the UK and French governments and EDF Energy – warning that any further state aid for Hinkley Point nuclear power station could be illegal.


22 April 2016


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Ecotricity to consider appeal after Green Gasmill rejection

Ecotricity to consider appeal after Green Gasmill rejection

Ecotricity has said it will review the decision by Winchester City Council to reject a planning application to build a Green Gasmill at Sparsholt College in Hampshire before deciding whether to appeal.


21 April 2016


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Ecotricity acquires SunEdison UK solar business

Ecotricity acquires SunEdison UK solar business

Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, today announced that it has acquired the home rooftop solar business of SunEdison.


21 April 2016


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Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Ecotricity has launched a competition to find the four greenest youngsters in Britain to take the stage at this summer’s WOMAD Festival to present their ideas.


13 April 2016


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"The chancellor forgot to mention a little thing called climate change"

"The chancellor forgot to mention a little thing called climate change"

The budget is remarkable not so much for what’s in it, but for what’s not; the chancellor forgot to mention a little thing called climate change...


16 March 2016


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CMA report “a great escape for the Big Six,” says Ecotricity

Ecotricity today reacted to the latest report on the energy sector from The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), arguing that it misses the biggest abuses in the industry.


10 March 2016


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Green Gasmill submitted into planning in Gloucestershire

Green Gasmill submitted into planning in Gloucestershire

Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, has submitted a planning application for a Green Gasmill on land between Fiddington & the M5 in Gloucestershire.


08 March 2016


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Dalby Wind Park begins generating as ‘hybrid’ energy plans submitted

Dalby Wind Park begins generating as ‘hybrid’ energy plans submitted

Ecotricity’s latest wind park is up and running in Old Dalby, Leicestershire, and it will generate 20 million units of electricity, powering over 5,000 homes a year.


01 March 2016


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RSPB turbine begins generating green energy

RSPB windmill begins generating green energy

Ecotricity has completed work on a 100m windmill at the RSPB’s Lodge headquarters near Sandy, Bedfordshire.


29 February 2016


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Ecotricity set to launch tidal energy bid

Ecotricity set to launch tidal energy bid

Ecotricity today announced it's ready to take part in the government review of tidal lagoon energy and to compete to build the first site in Britain.


25 February 2016


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Ecotricity cuts gas bills by market leading 7%

Ecotricity cuts gas bills by market leading 7%

Ecotricity, Britain's greenest energy company, is cutting its customers’ gas bills by 7% on April 1 – the biggest reduction in the energy industry so far.


12 February 2016


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#showthelove

#showthelove

Climate change threatens the things that we love most, so Ecotricity is working with the Climate Coalition this month to celebrate the things that we hold dear.


11 February 2016


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Roses are red, but it’s better to buy green this Valentine’s at Ecotopia

Roses are red, but it’s better to buy green this Valentine’s at Ecotopia

Ecotopia, the online eco store run by Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity, has launched a fantastic range of green gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.


04 February 2016


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Motorway signs to feature energy company logo for first time

Motorway signs to feature energy company logo for first time

In a sign of the changing times, Ecotricity's logo will this month appear on motorway signs for the first time. 


01 February 2016


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RSPB and Ecotricity to build new wind turbine in green energy partnership

RSPB & Ecotricity to build new turbine in green energy partnership

RSPB & Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, will install a wind turbine at the nature conservation charity’s HQ over the next few weeks.


22 January 2016


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Green Gasmill will inject £60 million into local economy

Green Gasmill will inject £60 million into local economy

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, has submitted a planning application for a Green Gasmill at Sparsholt College – a partnership that will inject £60 million into the local economy.


20 January 2016


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Ecotricity has lowest number of complaints in energy industry

Ecotricity has lowest number of complaints in energy industry

Green energy company Ecotricity received the lowest number of complaints in the energy industry for the sixth year running.


18 January 2016


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Ecotricity and H+H announce new wind turbine at Pollington factory

Ecotricity and H+H announce new wind turbine at Pollington factory

In the latest in a series of green energy partnerships, Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, has installed a new wind turbine with H+H in Pollington,Yorkshire.


18 January 2016


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Ecotricity submits Eco Park application after six-month consultation

Ecotricity submits Eco Park application after six-month consultation

Ecotricity today announced that it has submitted an outline planning application to Stroud District Council for its Eco Park proposal.


11 January 2016


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