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July 04, 2018 - Business Green

Ecotricity launches world's first 'vegan electricity' offer

Ecotricity launches world's first 'vegan electricity' offer

Green energy provider Ecotricity has today launched what it is hailing as the world's first 'vegan electricity' tariff, in a bid to highlight the energy sector's reliance on power that is generated from meat and diary industry by-products. 

The company said many vegan and vegetarian households are unaware that a chunk of the power they use could be provided by renewable energy projects that rely on animal-based feedstocks.

GruntVegan: Green energy, defined as the production of electricity or gas through renewable sources is not necessarily vegan. Many green energy companies, supply electricity that’s been generated using animals or animal by-products. There are two main sources of non-vegan energy generation in the UK: anaerobic digestion (AD), and biomass.

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