How Squeaky Works Clean energy doesn’t have to cost more 9th June
Clean energy doesn’t have to cost more
Old assumptions die hard, especially when powered by the fossil fuel-fired dirty energy companies. It is a difficult-to-shake myth that clean energy is more expensive. But is it just that, a myth?
There is no good reason why clean energy should cost more than dirty energy. And here’s exactly why.
- There are next to no input costs, as much of the infrastructure for a sustainable business is already in place. No-one has to pay the wind to blow or the sun to shine.
- It is not subject to the same price fluctuations that affect the wholesale market for dirty energy
You get what you pay for…
…is NOT true. What you actually get is what companies can get away with charging you for, especially when it’s an industry monopolised by a handful of soulless corporations. Back in the olden days of renewable energy, prices WERE higher (note, the very firm past tense), mainly because of the costs of building the generators themselves. But the reality is, the price of renewable energy has been steadily falling for the last decade.
There is NO justification for charging a premium for clean energy, as many suppliers still do, and as more people buy clean energy, more infrastructure is built, bringing the price down even further.
Squeaky is an energy supplier yes, but not in the way the Big 6 are energy suppliers… It would be more accurate to call us a platform. We link one type of growing business (energy buyers) with another type of growing business (renewable energy generators). It’s a peer-to-peer transaction that we facilitate and underpin by providing both parties with safeguards.
When you become a Squeaky customer you get your energy direct from the source, cutting out a host of agents, distributors and middlemen. We connect you to your chosen generator where you buy your energy at a wholesale price, rather than buying from a retailer with fancy schmancy branding and fancy schmancy prices. We provide the security, safety and functionality framework, and everybody wins.
Our business model is simple, but we believe in simplifying the whole of the energy market. We want a future where clean energy is available to everyone, at a fair and transparent price. That’s why we are lobbying for change, to make it easier for consumers to make an informed choice. You can see our work /see how you can help us here..
But above everything else we are a technology company; one with a low cost base and driven by innovation. And that gives us a big advantage over the Big sluggish 6. We’re free of antiquated legacy systems, bloated costs and inflated executive salaries. This allows us to be nimble, responsive, transparent. And clean.