The Diocese of Chichester signed up to the Big Church Switch in 2018, which calls on churches of all sizes and denominations to switch to energy suppliers that only provide electricity from 100% renewable sources.
Why switch? Renewable energy can help restore the earth and bring balance to God’s creation. Clean energy sources offer a chance for everybody to thrive. Whereas the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity has beenwww.bigchurchswitch.org.uk/ one of the largest factors increasing carbon emissions and driving climate change. Switching to renewable sources is crucial to efforts to limit climate change, which is affecting the poorest communities around the world, and the Church can play a leading role.
The Big Church Switch has specific criteria that energy suppliers must meet to be included:
100% of the electricity that is put into the National Grid by, or on behalf of, the energy supplier must be UK-generated from 100% renewable sources; with none from nuclear
All electricity tariffs must be linked to 100% UK-generated electricity from 100% renewable sources.