Did you know that electricity and heat production causes just about over a third of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide(~34%)?¹

The way we create and consume energy is a problem. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, electricity and heat production causes just about over a third of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide (~34%).¹ 

Right now, energy is usually made using dirty, waste-heavy and finite resources which either expel a great deal of harmful gasses in to our atmosphere (burning coal, oil or gas) or creates  harmful waste that we’ll then need to store at the very least for 1000 years (nuclear waste).²

Making and using energy made by harnessing infinite (renewable) and naturally-occurring forces like the sun, the wind or waterflow is a necessity if we’re going reduce our emissions.

Luckily, switching to renewable energy is easy! Click here for a guide on how to do it.

The right renewable energy provider for you will depend on how much energy you use per year and at what times you use it. If you call any of the providers here below, they’ll be eager to help you figure out exactly how much you’d pay with them.

Sources: [1] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. p.88. [2] World Nuclear Association, Radioactive Waste – Myths and Realities. Webpage.

Our suggested suppliers

  • Enercoop

    ILEK diligently makes sure they get their energy from producers that are both renewable and locally-based. They even let you choose which producer your money will go to when you sign up. The three closest to Morzine-Avoriaz are the Sallanches hydropower plant (50km away) and the Bonneval and Boraine hydropower plants in Bourg-Saint-Maurice (100km away).

  • Ilek
    As well as supplying 100% renewable energy, Plüm Energy is also trying to launch label that will help consumers recognise providers that supply 100% renewable and local energy like itself. While its producers aren’t too far away (Val d’Arc 100km away and La Chavanne 120km away) the company that runs those plants are a multinational which means that your money wouldn’t support an entirely local business
  • Urban Solar Energy

    Urban Solar Energy is also set up slightly differently. Their model is to encourage their clients to install solar panels (although you don’t have to) and share the electricity produced among them. You’ll produce energy for yourself when the sun shines and any that you don’t use yourself will either go to another building (where the sun isn’t shining) or charge a large central battery.

  • ENERCOOP is a bit different than your usual electricity provider. It’s set up as a cooperative which means that its clients and producers are members have voting rights in ENERCOOP’s activities. It’s a bit more expensive than other providers but it reinvests part of its profits in renewable producers, and you’ll be paying for a dedicated group of professionals to campaign for renewable energies all over France.

  • Energie d'ici
    Energie d’ici are only active in a few areas in France in order to make sure their electricity doesn’t travel far and supplies 100% renewable energy. Their closest producers are in Tencin (150km away) and La-Roche-de-Rame (200km).
  • Planete Oui

    Not only does Planète OUI get all its energy from renewable producers, but it’s begun producing its own renewable energy, and reinvests part of its profits in to building new renewable power plants. Its closest producers are located in St. Jean d’Aulps (8km away) and Saint Béron (150km away).

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