E.ON switches its 3 million U.K. residential customers to 100% renewables—at no extra cost

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:More than 3m homes are to automatically receive renewable energy from E.ON UK at no extra cost in one of the UK’s biggest green energy switches to date.The big six supplier says it will respond to rising public concern over the climate crisis by supplying its 3.3 million customers with 100% renewable electricity as standard.E.ON is one of the UK’s largest renewable energy generators and plans to draw from its own windfarms, biomass plants and solar projects to power the switch. It will also need to top up its portfolio by buying renewable “guarantee certificates”, which are sold by renewable energy developers to guarantee that a set amount of electricity has been generated from a specific project.Michael Lewis, the chief executive of E.ON UK, said the supplier has secured enough renewable energy to confidently meet the demand of its customers, even as the company undergoes a major corporate overhaul. E.ON is preparing to hand over its renewable energy portfolio to RWE in exchange for its energy network assets and supply businesses in a mega deal that is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.Lewis said E.ON’s customers will continue to receive renewable energy from its UK projects even after the assets are given to RWE. He said the switch is “an investment in our customer relationship”, which would also help “drive the market” for clean energy.More: E.ON UK to supply 3.3m customers with 100% renewable electricity E.ON switches its 3 million U.K. residential customers to 100% renewables—at no extra costlast_img read more

Hunter Henry seems excited for Chargers offense without Philip Rivers

first_imgHunter Henry is excited for life after Philip Rivers.In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Chargers tight end opened up on the state of the LA offense and the next era of Chargers football. While Henry went out of his way to offer praise for his now former QB, it sounds like he’s ready for the next phase of the LA O. No one particularly blames the Chargers for moving on from Rivers, and with the league heading for more mobile quarterbacks with the ability to pass on the run, outside of the pocket, it’s no surprise to see Los Angeles want to hitch their wagon to a quarterback that fits that bill. While Henry went out of his way not to offer disrespect to Rivers, it still feels a little disrespectful, even if not his intent.After all, Rivers is three TDs shy of 400 for his career and passed for 4,615 yards last season, despite finishing with a disappointing 5-11 record. While the Chargers have been pretty average overall during the Rivers era, not all of that is on his shoulders.Obviously, the idea of having a multi-faceted quart is cool, but you still have to execute. So we’ll see if the new-look Chargers offense will, in fact, be better underneath either Taylor or Herbert than it was a potential Hall of Fame QB. “I’m not going to downplay Philip at all,” Henry told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “He was unreal and a Hall of Fame quarterback. But, obviously, it opens our offense up a little bit more. You see all these quarterbacks, their escapability in the pocket. …”[There are] so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense. [I’m] looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow.”MORE: Mitchell Trubisky’s fate as Bears QB likely sealedRivers ranks high among the all-time great Charger QBs and is one of the top passers of this generation. If he had a ring, he’d likely be sure-fire bet for Canton. LA enters the 2020 NFL season with Tyrod Tyler the presumed starter, with No. 6 overall pick Justin Herbert entering his rookie year. last_img read more