Their app provides a personalised and real-time carbon energy forecast, that empowers people to chose to use electricity in their home when it’s cleanest. The energy that flows into our homes every day is from a complex mix of sources that changes moment by moment so the information provided by the Greener Hours app means we can make an informed choice to switch appliances on and use electricity at times that we now know are best for the planet, whatever type of electricity tariff we are on.
In their talk, Vanessa and Guy also emphasise how mass-scale mainstream behaviour change is needed to deliver on the UK’s commitment to being carbon-neutral in its energy mix.
Vanessa is one of the co-founders of Greener Hours along with Martin Pierini and Guy Champniss. Vanessa’s career started in marketing, for years focusing on electronics/domestic appliances having worked for Philips in both Asia and Europe. However, it wasn’t until she became a mum herself that her startup journey began, when the horror of her family’s carbon footprint drove her to start questioning her energy use.
You can read our short interview with Vanessa ahead of the talk.
Watch the event video
To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, here’s the key timings in the video:
👋 06:30 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about
📢 13:00 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting
💚 16:30 – Dan’s talk
❓ 44:00 – Q&A session
🗓️ 01:04:15 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement
❓ 01:11:30 – Final round of questions.
One of the perks of holding events online, and having such a wonderful and engaging community, is we share a huge amount of useful resources and information throughout the event. Here’s a summary of what we unearthed.
Guy and Vanessa’s slides
Browse their slides below:GreenTech-SW-Talk-May-2021-Share-1
Links & Resources
- Greener Hours
- Energy Sparks Green O’clock Challenge
- IPOS website with background info on green washing
- Good Energy resources on REGO’s and green washing
- Green electricity tariffs
- Gridwatch – CO2 from power generation
- Electricity map