Just Energy is going Green for Spring
Robyn Hamilton
Staff Writer

Looking for a 100% renewable energy source to help you go green? Energy supplier Just Energy is going green this Spring, offering 100% green energy sourced from renewable sources for all new customers who sign up between now and the 15th of April.

Just Energy is a fairly new player in the Irish energy market, having entered in September of last year, with a broad range of new energy solutions that offer Irish consumers control over their household bills.

From now until the 15th of April 2018; “Whether you want to fix your bill for 12 months or go unlimited, 100% of the electricity we provide will come from green sources for the duration of your energy contract” commented Mike Cody, Ireland Country Manager, Just Energy.

What makes Just Energy different?

Just Energy is the only energy company in Ireland to offer an unlimited tariff; a unique product for residential customers that removes the uncertainty associated with typical energy tariffs.

Customers gain the ability to fix their home gas and electricity bills, whatever the weather, for a full year. The Rate Saver tariff guarantees customers a fixed monthly bill over 12 months.

How does an unlimited tariff work?

An unlimited fixed price plan sounds a bit too good to be true, doesn’t it? So, how does it really work?

Well, when you sign up with Just Energy, you’ll be designated a particular consumption band, based on your average consumption of electricity in the last 12 months. Then, you’ll be charged a set monthly rate over the course of a year, regardless of how much electricity you consume, so long as you stay within your band.

More Irish energy suppliers are going green

While it’s great news to hear that Just Energy is going green for spring, it’s even better knowing that they aren’t the first, nor the only supplier in Ireland offering energy from renewable sources; Energia, SSE Airtricity and Panda Power also all offer 100% green power.

We’ve recently made it easier for environmentally conscious customers to spot green suppliers and plans on bonkers.ie with the addition of the “100% green energy” badge you’ll find attached to all green deals.

Moving towards a greener Ireland

This new move by Just Energy is a positive step towards helping Ireland to shift away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

Earlier this week Independent.ie reported that the share of wind and solar in total electricity generation in Ireland is expected to exceed 33% by 2022, according to the 'Renewables 2017' report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).  

Just today, it was reported that The ESB has acquired its first stake in a near-operational offshore wind farm, in a deal understood to be worth around £200m (€228m). To put this into perspective, the project is big enough to power 380,000 homes!

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said “This investment represents a significant first step for ESB into offshore wind generation, renewable electricity is a key enabler in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and ESB expects offshore wind to play a pivotal role in this transition.”

Ready to go green?

If you’re ready to make the switch to green energy and save money in the process, always run a full comparison of all suppliers to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck - because going green doesn’t have to mean compromising on savings.