Energy supplier E.ON has announced it is extending its 100% renewable electricity supply to eligible small business customers across the UK.
The company will commit to providing electricity from wind, solar and other renewable sources to 100,000 or more small businesses over the next 12 months.
E.ON already provides its residential customers with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources, on all tariffs.
Michael Lewis, chief executive of E.ON UK, commented: "The climate crisis is the defining issue of our era, and one that energy customers – at home and in business – are increasingly concerned about. We believe large-scale action can make significant change possible and we're committed to setting an example for others to follow. That's why the electricity we provide to our residential customers is backed by 100% renewable sources as standard and we're extending that offer to eligible small business customers, at no extra cost and at the most convenient time for them, when they agree a new deal with us.
"Our announcement may be an important first step for a small business towards a more sustainable and personalised energy system, but the future of energy doesn't stop here. The opportunities include helping customers to better manage their energy through smart, personalised and sustainable technologies, including low carbon electric transport alternatives or improving the management of buildings to optimise business energy use and reducing running costs."