Eat better? Exercise more? Help the planet? What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Posted 02/01/2020 by E.ON

This is the time of year when we tend to stop, take stock, and really think about how we can improve our lives – be that at an individual level or more broadly. 

With so much focus on the climate crisis this year, we asked whether this issue has had an impact on people’s choices when it came to their New Year’s resolutions. And, after a year of hard-hitting climate-related news, and with Greta Thunberg being named Times magazine’s Person of the Year, the simple answer is – for most of us at least – yes.

Our new research has revealed that three in four of us say we’re making an eco-friendly New Year’s resolution. Examples include opting for more environmentally friendly modes of transport – including walking more; eating less meat; and choosing more eco-friendly energy choices. 

More traditional resolutions like losing weight, saving money, and giving up smoking still made the list, but issues around sustainability are definitely a consideration for many people as we embark upon a new decade.

We’re already taking direct action to help our customers become more sustainable. For instance, we now provide all our customers’ homes with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources as standard, at no extra cost1.

We’ve also created the ‘Museum of Boiler Arts’ to show off one-off artworks created out of upcycled boilers to help highlight heating waste. The artworks have a sustainable edge and include bird boxes, planters and bug hotels. Created in partnership with London Sculpture Workshop, the museum is on display to members of the public until February 2020 at the Spitalfields City Farm in East London. 

And we offer lots of smart home solutions to help boost people’s sustainability. From A-rated Worcester Bosch boilers and flexible payment terms for these, to smart meters, smart thermostats and solar and battery technology, we’re helping people take better control of their home energy use – and even generate their own.

Together, 2020 can be a year where we all become smarter and more sustainable in our everyday lives.



1. Electricity sourced from E.ON’s renewable generation assets, supply agreements with independent UK wind generators and the purchase of renewable electricity certificates. The electricity supplied to your homes comes from the National Grid. Find out more at eonenergy.com/renewable

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