5 Simple Steps to Living Green in the City

Living green in the city

The inner-city population continues to grow each year across the world, with over 40 million individuals choosing to move into urban areas. Currently, half of the world’s population lives in cities and this is expected to grow to two thirds by 2050.

The increasing population density in urban areas can pose environmental issues, such as poor air quality, high energy consumption and waste-disposal problems. As you may know, this concentrated energy use can lead to a greater production of CO2 emissions, which is hazardous to the environment.

In order to reduce the environmental impact, the inner-city population must make a conscious effort to live more sustainably. Living green in the city starts with making small, but effective changes to your everyday life. Here are 5 ways that you could make if you’re considering living green in the city.

1. Walk to work

Cars, trucks and vans account for the highest percentage of commuter choices in the UK. If you live and work within the city, making the change to walk to work can help to reduce your carbon footprint. The only fuel that is needed for walking to work is the food that you eat and the water that you drink!

According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in 2018, transport accounted for 33% of all carbon dioxide emissions. Walking to work is not a possibility for many individuals living in the city, however, public transit and bikes are widely available in most cities across the UK. Walking to work, or switching to a bike or public transports is a great way to begin living green in the city.

2. Reduce, reuse, recycle

Inner-city plastic pollution poses a myriad of environmental issues. Approximately 7.7 million plastic bottles are purchased across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste.

The condensed population within the city centre results in lots of plastic and non-recyclable waste every year. If you’re thinking about living green in the city centre, it’s important to be conscious of how much plastic and non-recyclable products that you use.

If you’re considering living green in the city, you will need to make the conscious effort to educate yourself on recyclable and non-recyclable materials. Separating your plastic and cans, instead of including in your general waste bin can be extremely impactful and can help to reduce plastic waste that is polluting the oceans and city-centre streets.

Making simple swaps such as using reusable bags for shopping can also help to reduce plastic waste. Single-use plastics are extremely problematic for the environment, so making the conscious effort to reduce plastic use, reusing materials around your home and recycling can help you on your way to living green in the city.

3. Switch to Green Energy Suppliers

The consumption of non-renewable energy in urban areas is unsustainable and is extremely harmful to the environment. Making the switch to a green energy supplier can help to reduce the CO2 that’s released into the atmosphere. Renewable energy sources (hydro, wind, solar) provide a clean, sustainable alternative.

Currently, 70% of UK households are powered by non-renewable energy sources, so making the switch to a green energy supplier is a great way to begin living green in the city. At Eversmart, we offer affordable renewable energy tariffs.

4. Unplug your appliances

Living green in the city means that you will have to make simple, but effective changes to your everyday lifestyle. This can be as simple as unplugging the appliances in your home. Even if your device is switched off at the mains, it doesn’t necessarily means that energy isn’t flowing through to it.

By making the conscious effort to unplug your device, you can conserve energy which will reduce your overall consumption. This is only a small change, but if everybody in the city made the switch to living green in the city and unplugged their devices, the impact could be huge.

5. Conserve water

Living green in the city means being more mindful of how much water you use. Making small changes, such as turning the tap off when you’re brushing your teeth can also be really impactful. The average bathroom faucet dispenses 9.5L of water every minute and it takes a lot of energy and resources to get water from the treatment plant and into your home. Making these small changes can start you on your way to living green in the city.

If you would like to find out more information about living green in the city, or any information about the green energy tariffs that we offer, get in touch today.

Eversmart Energy Marketing Manager
Grace Bowden

How to Switch Energy Suppliers

How to Switch Energy Suppliers

Many people believe that switching energy suppliers is a stressful, timely process, but we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be!

Switching with Eversmart is a quick and easy process. All you will need is your postcode and a recent energy bill. If you don’t have a recent bill, you’ll just need to answer a few simple questions about your lifestyle and the size of your home, it only takes 10 minutes! You can either switch over the phone or online and it’ll be one of the simplest things you do all day.

How to switch energy suppliers with Eversmart

Joining the Eversmart family and choosing affordable, 100% renewable electricity is simple. You can either register your details through the online quote page or over the phone and our dedicated team will do the rest.

By simply answering a few questions online you can get an instant online quote. It’s all very straight forward and you could be switching within a few minutes, here are the questions you can expect if you don’t have a bill available:

  • What’s your Postcode?
  • Gas & Electricity or Just Electricity?
  • Pay Monthly or Pay As You Go?
  • Select an option that describes you home best (4 choices)
  • How Many Bedrooms?

At this point, you’ll see multiple options with different prices and tariffs to choose from. Prices can vary depending on location but Eversmart is one of the most affordable green energy suppliers in the UK. You’ll then be asked to add your address and payment details, at this point, you’re on your way to having a green home.

Can you switch to Eversmart while in debt?

Eversmart Energy allows domestic prepayment customers to switch over if they have a debt lower than £500, but if you’re unsure of this it’s best to discuss it over the phone to work out all your options.

How long does it take to switch?

Overall it only takes 21 days to switch to Eversmart. Once you register and are happy to make the switch, we will contact your current supplier within 14 days, after that, they will then confirm the switch between day 14 and 21. You’ll be updated with the progress and you won’t actually have to speak to you previous supplier or do anything else. Eversmart does this to make it as easy as possible for every new customer.

How will I be billed after switching to Eversmart?

When you select a monthly tariff with Eversmart, you won’t receive any surprise price increases. You’ll receive an annual statement showing the current tariff, your usage, payments and an estimate of your usage for the following year. You can look at the money you’ve saved and also know that you’ve been using wind and hydro energy to power your eco-friendly home. We also give the option to install a smart meter in your home, which will help you to track your energy use in real-time.

Why switch to Eversmart?

Here at Eversmart, we pride ourselves on being one of the cheapest green energy providers online. We are proud to provide 100% renewable electricity, which is 80% reliant on wind and 20% hydro.

Although the gas we provide is not from renewable sources, we are working towards becoming carbon neutral by planting a tree for every new customer that signs up with us.

If you’re asking yourself how to switch energy suppliers to a sustainable option that benefits your home and the environment, get a quote today and see how much you can save on energy,

Eversmart customer service enhancement – Reassurance and acknowledgement

Eversmart customer service enhancement – Reassurance and acknowledgement

With some recent setbacks implementing our new app and web portal, we would like to address and reassure all Eversmart customers of our commitment to customer service. We are an ever-evolving company and with evolution comes learning. Every action we take is with our customers in mind.

Over the past few years Eversmart has dramatically expanded and like any company we are adapting to ensure our customers receive the best service from us. We have some unique technology allowing you to see live energy updated every 6 seconds (Glow Stick link), along with multiple user-friendly technical enhancements.

During the application of our new exciting customer user enhancements, it is normal to have a few technical setbacks. We want to reassure our customers we are aware of the issues and everything is in hand.

A few of our customers have faced portal login issues, this is due to our new system updates. To reassure our customers this is in hand, we have fixed 90% of our customers login’s, please bear with us and let us know if you have any issues our team will support immediately, we always urge our customers to contact us if they have any problems. Eversmart have invested over £1mill in systems over the past 12 months, investing in development.

External paper billing is something Eversmart as a company do not push. This is extremely bad for our environment and we try to be a paperless company where we can. Environmental sustainability is in the forefront of everything we do. With regards to any other billing issues last year, this was due to an external entity out of our control – this has all now been fixed and managed.

To ensure our customer service is top quality we have implemented even further support for our customers, our internal UK customer service team has grown by twelve since January 2019. Lee Dearden (Head of Customer Service), has been brought on-board to steer further expansion of the team and to fully maintain and improve quality processes in line with the company’s anticipated growth.

Mr Dearden said: ‘We are already working on some major improvements.  These include a new billing system, a new website and technology portal with improved help service solutions, revised shift patterns to ensure better coverage and new KPIs and reporting platforms.’

Customer service is the main reason Barney Cook (CEO of Eversmart energy), started this business and it will continue to be a number one focus. We would like to reassure all customers our service is and will continue to be top standard. Many companies experience setbacks, but it’s how you deal with them and learn from them that counts.

Contact us through chat, email or phone.

For more information, go to www.eversmartenergy.co.uk


Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

How Brexit could affect UK energy

It’s expected that many UK energy companies could raise their energy tariffs on average by 3-5%, if a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is to take place. Opting for a fixed term tariff could protect you from this.

How Brexit could affect UK/ EU imports and exports

Brexit has been a key subject in the UK news over the past few months. As we are seeing the decisions of parliament and the European Union (EU) develop and close over the next few months, it is key to ensure all outcomes have been ventured from a business provider perspective to ensure minimal impact is passed onto our customers.

“Average figures from 2017 show that 44% of UK exports went to the EU and 53% of all UK imports came from the EU. Implications may mean that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit may result in hard border on the island of Ireland.– EuroNews 2019

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) are the global organisation who manage worldwide trade agreements. The WTO have a general rule that each member must grant the same market access/ to avoid bias trade – except developing countries and those that have free trade agreements. Trade experts suggest that the EU could not treat the UK differently to other states in relation to the new Brexit deal.

“The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) estimates that with no deal, 90% of the UK’s goods exports to the EU by value would face tariffs. The average tariff on UK exports to the bloc would be 4.3 percent, it calculates, while the average on imports from the EU into the UK would be around 5.7 percent. Tariffs in some sectors – for example in agriculture and food, the car industry and textiles – would be “significantly higher” – EuroNews 2019 Read more

With the strong possibility that the UK will be leaving the European Union and a decision still not being made on an UK level with MP party leaders disagreeing with Theresa May’s propositions. The UK parliament must agree and present a UK proposal to the European Union leader Donald Tusk by the 30th of June 2019. At current Brexit could have many outcomes and UK residents may want to prepare.

How it will affect energy customers

This percentage tariff increase on UK goods will ‘in most cases’ be directly transferred onto customers costings. Most UK energy companies could raise their energy tariffs on average by 3-5%, if a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is to take place and energy is outsourced. In order to protect yourself from energy price rises, we advise energy customers to be on a fixed term tariff, protecting you from susceptible raises.

The outcome of Brexit is still to be decided, however Brexit should have a minimal effect on Eversmart Energy customers.  Eversmart’s electricity is 100% UK sourced and will not be directly affected from leaving the European Union. Our gas is partially imported from the European union zone. However, if you are on an agreed fixed tariff with Eversmart any tariff charge changes due to Brexit will be absorbed by us.

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

The global climate crisis, the UK 2050 predictions and UK household energy

The World Climate Crisis, the UK 2050 predictions and UK household energy

The global climate crisis, quick facts and outline

To make people more aware of the major negative implications that pollution has on our planet and its life we have made a quick overview. Within a minute of you reading this blog alone:

  • At least 100 acres of rain-forests will have been cut down worldwide
  • 300,000 tons of ice will have melted in Antarctica
  • 15 plant or animal species will have become extinct
  • 72,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be released from fossil fuels
  • 1 million plastic bottles will have been bought worldwide
  • More than 15 tons of plastic will have been dumped in our oceans
  • More than 2 sea birds and mammals will have been killed from pollution
  • 4 people will have died as a result of drinking unclean water

There are simple steps you can take personally to help majorly reduce the above impacts. As well as ensuring you recycle, use minimal single use plastics, use electric vehicles and reduce your meat intake. One of the most impact steps you can take is to ensure you are with a renewable energy supplier. Household energy contributes to over 65% of the UK’s greenhouse gas pollution.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNP2W8ji1aVqdnvpOeeDNg

The UK 2050 reports and predictions to reach ‘net zero’

The UK 2050 climate emergency has brought forward some extreme realisations for UK citizens. Legislate for an 80% carbon emission reduction in the next 30 years. The UK plans include talks around introducing some of the below:

  • 40,000 offshore turbines
  • 20,000 onshore wind turbines
  • 900KM of wave farms
  • 10,600 tidal range schemes
  • All suitable buildings to get 60% heated water from solar thermal
  • Hydroelectric power to raise rapidly up to 2030 and be sustained
  • Livestock numbers to decrease by 20%
  • Volume of waste to reduce by 20%
  • By 2050 100% zero emission vehicles, all passenger trains electrified and 50% of buses electrified
  • 100% of zero emission cars using fuel cells
  • Average household room temperature decreases to 16oc
  • Over 24M homes insulated, reducing thermal leaking by 50%
  • 80-100% household heating to be supplied by electric (renewable)
  • Energy demand for lighting and appliances needs to reduce by 60% to meet the 2050 80% carbon reduction plans
  • Energy for cooking needs to transfer from gas and electric to solely electric

Many more initial ideas are being brought forward in order to implement these UK climate crises. As you may notice over 60% of the above solutions are related to energy production and making household energy more efficient. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2050-pathways-analysis

Eversmart and renewable energy

Eversmart is a young company with a mission to attack UK pollution, by switching to Eversmart energy today you could save your household 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, that’s entering our Earth’s atmosphere. That’s equivalent to you planting 1900 trees. Now imagine the impact, if every 25 million homes in the UK took this action! We must accept the implications each and every human has on our planets ecosystem and act to preserve the future for our upcoming generations.

As well as reducing your electricity impact on the planet and having piece of mind whilst using all your electricity, Eversmart currently has some of the cheapest tariffs on the market, compared to the standard variable tariff.

Eversmart also offer a smart meter allowing customers to review their energy readings and be more economically and environmentally efficient. Additional to this Eversmart have personally developed and invented a ‘Glow Stick’ which is the next step in live energy readings and reducing environmental impacts. A ‘Glow Stick’ updates your readings and information every 6 seconds and provides you the updates on our Eversmart App. This will ensure you are constantly on top of your energy usage management.


Eversmart have some further exciting plans and partnerships coming soon to help preserve our planet and reduce the pollution rates around the UK. This planet is a number one drive for what Eversmart do.

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

Making your house a renewable home – sustain your home with Eversmart renewable electricity

What is global warming and the UK energy impact?

Much of our population are now aware of the effect and facts of global warming on our planet’s environment. Global warming is the significant rise in our planet’s temperature due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants. What most people do not realise is that around 65% of the global CO2 greenhouse gases are produced by fossil fuels.

The current warming trends are of particular significance because most of it, (greater than a 95 percent probability), is the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented. Although there are many other contributing factors to greenhouse gas production such as methane from agriculture and emission from cars, one of the biggest issues is fossil fuel and industrial process directly impacting energy production.

Direct impact of non-renewable home energy on greenhouse gas production

More than 70% of the UK’s 25 million homes are powered by gas’. Meaning the UK is far from being a sustainable country. The UK is one of the world’s biggest polluters resulting 65% from household energy production. Gas power plants work by converting lumps of coal and drops of oil into zaps of electric current through a long process of furnaces, turbines, boilers and generators – one of the most inefficient ways to produce electricity. Not only do fossil fuels add to global warming emissions but they increase air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use and land use.

wind power


Direct positive impact of renewable electricity on our planet

There are numerous ways to counteract and defend our planet against the mass negative impacts of fossil fuel energy production still being used around the globe and in the UK alone. To date only 30% of the UK’s energy is produced by renewable’s (Energy UK, 2019).  The UK have direct and easy access to multiple renewable electricity solutions such as Wind power, Bioenergy, Marine, wave and hydroelectricity and Solar PV.

Numerous countries around the world are now striding past the UK in the futuristic development of global environmental protection. Costa Rica for example have run on 100% renewable energy sources for over 300 days (Independant, 2019).

To quote David Attenborough; ‘The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?’.

Unlike conventional energy sources which require millions of years for formation, renewable energy sources (RES) are sources that constantly renew throughout the human lifespan. Nowadays, RES is a term used for electricity or heat generated from solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass or biogas energy.’ – (S. Vezmar, 2014)

Eversmart 100% renewable electricity sourced locally

Have peace of mind, trust in your energy supplier and take an active step towards reducing the UK’s global climate pollution by switching your energy provider to a green and environmentally conscious company with fully certified renewable electricity sources.

Eversmart energy use 100% certified renewable electricity and are working on building partnerships and future advancements to counteract our carbon footprint working towards being carbon neutral. The natural environment is one of the key drivers for our new and developing business. We have many exciting environmental plans and partnerships forthcoming.

The Renewable Obligation (RO) is intended to encourage renewable electricity generation for large scale installations. It requires suppliers to source an ever-increasing amount of the electricity from renewable sources.

Eversmart Energy Team – educating you.

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)