Why is Bullfrog Power here?
We want to create a future that is powered by renewable energy. Our mission is to provide Canadians with easy and practical 100% renewable energy solutions for their homes, businesses, and transportation.
Why are clean energy choices important?
Bullfrog's mission is founded on a belief that consumers have a unique power to change the world, and that it is important to make clean energy choices available so that consumers can exert their influence. When clean energy choices are available, many good things happen. Individuals have the opportunity to take action and reduce their own environmental footprint. As more and more people choose renewable energy, green solutions become increasingly affordable both as a result of the technology being improved and through economies of scale. And, collectively, our demand helps to increase the amount of renewable energy being generated and injected onto the energy systems. In addition, when thousands of people take a stand for renewable energy, they create an inspiring example for the rest of the community. They also send a powerful message to industry and government about the importance of renewable energy, and thereby initiate and enable political change. Having multiple energy choices available stimulates discussion, education and ultimately conservation and wiser energy management.
What is Bullfrog doing?
To achieve our vision, we provide a 100% renewable electricity choice to everyone in Canada.
We're also pleased to offer the first and only 100% green natural gas product
to be widely available to homes and businesses across Canada. Green natural gas is a clean, renewable alternative to conventional natural gas and, in combination with green electricity, makes running a house or building on 100% renewable energy a reality.
We are raising the standards for green energy in Canada. We do this by exceeding current requirements, working to improve standards (such as the EcoLogoM standard for green electricity) and creating new standards (such as those developed through ICF International for green natural gas). We make publicly available audits of our product offerings by a nationally recognized accounting firm. These audits confirm that as much green energy has been injected onto the respective energy system as our consumers have purchased. And, we publish our emission reductions data and methodology. We partner with leading Canadian environmental non-governmental organizations on efforts to promote sustainability.
We are active in the electrification of transportation using renewable electricity. It is important that electric vehicles, as they become more common, run on renewable electricity in order to ensure that the pollution does not move from the vehicle's tailpipe to a polluting electricity generation facility. Through partnerships with bullfrogpowered customers Mitsubishi Canada and Nissan Canada, we are raising awareness of the important link between renewable energy and EVs. In early 2012, we made our biggest leap yet in this area by partnering with Chevrolet Canada to launch the Chevrolet Volt Bullfrog Power Edition, Canada's first EV to come with emissions-free, renewable electricity.
Bullfrog is a social enterprise that has pledged to donate 10% of after-tax operating profits to organizations that support environmental sustainability. The founders have also pledged 10% of the founding equity to organizations that promote sustainability.
As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power also meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment.
As always, we continue to advocate for conservation and energy efficiency, for which new forms of renewable energy are no substitute. Even with conservation and renewable energy, there are times currently when fossil fuel is an unavoidable choice, for instance for necessary car or air travel. A sister company, less.ca1, offers Canada's highest quality carbon offsets. Less recently received the highest ranking in a report by the Pembina Institute and the David Suzuki Foundation.
How can you help?
If you share a vision of a clean energy future, there is a lot you can do to help make it a reality. Think about how energy is used in your life. Take steps to reduce your energy use and become more energy efficient. Switch to buying clean energy where you can and support organizations that are doing the same. Get involved with organizations that are promoting more sustainable energy policies and add your voice to those calling for change.