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Building a low-carbon future

We're helping Britain rebuild after lockdown by investing in low-carbon energy, such as wind, solar and nuclear power.

We're also boosting the economy by supporting local businesses and projects that will keep the power on and our carbon emissions low for the long term.

 

We're investing in low-carbon energy

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Renewable energy

The UK needs new, affordable low-carbon electricity to replace old polluting power plants. Here at EDF we're serious about renewables. 

We own 36 wind farms – including two off-shore and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe, a technology which is making renewables a more stable part of the energy mix.

Over the next five years we'll be investing billions of pounds with British businesses to generate wind, nuclear and solar electricity.

Nuclear power

Nuclear energy is low-carbon, reliable and works whatever the weather. Around 20% of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations.

We've invested £1.6 billion with businesses in the South West to support the construction of our 9th nuclear power station Hinkley Point C in Somerset. We're also proposing to build a tenth power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

We'll carry on investing in nuclear to make sure we can power the nation with low-carbon electricity for many years to come.

We're investing in technology to help us lead low-carbon lifestyles

  

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Electric revolution

We've believed that electric cars are the future since 1999 when we installed the first charging points in London. We also powered the electric car charging network across the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games sites.

A combination of low-carbon energy production and us all driving electric could reduce Britain’s overall carbon footprint by more than 10%.(2).

In February we brought Pod Point into the EDF family. They offer electric car chargers for home and business, and access to over 3,000 charging bays across the UK.

Energy innovation

Innovation, research and development is key in helping us develop new technology that supports cleaner, low-carbon living. 

We collaborate with start-ups, universities and consumers to shape ideas into a reality. We do this by offering access to industry expertise, customer insight, mentoring and coaching.

Our innovations range from smart home solutions that help care for loved ones to products that use smart data to help us become more energy efficient.

How you can get involved

Reduce energy waste

Your lifestyle, what you eat, how you travel and what you do in your home all have an impact on the size of your carbon footprint.

The good news is that there are plenty of small things we can all do at home, and when we travel, to be reduce the amount of energy we use and keep our carbon emissions low.

Choose a low-carbon energy tariff

Our gas and electricity energy tariffs are 100% backed by low-carbon generation(3). Other leading suppliers may charge you extra for choosing low-carbon: but not us.

From our Easy Online energy tariff that provides great value and makes it easy for you to manage your energy online, to GoElectric, our exclusive tariff for electric car owners - we have a low-carbon tariff that suits your needs.

Take control of your energy

Smart meters are being installed by every energy supplier as a part of a national upgrade to the UK's energy system.

A smart meter will give you a better understanding of where your energy goes.

Join our nationwide mission to build a low-carbon future.



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