Energy buying

It's time to save

The Methodist Church, in conjunction with 2buy2, is now able to offer central energy purchasing for Connexional properties - churches, halls etc. This is a great way to both save money and cut our carbon footprint.

The Hope in God's Future report commits the Methodist Church to reducing our carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. The energy used to light and heat our buildings is one of the biggest contributors to our carbon footprint, and also one of our biggest expenses. We spend millions each year on energy. If we could save just 10% of that, it frees up huge sums for mission and to invest in our buildings to further reduce energy consumption - saving even more money and carbon in the future.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we do this?

We believe that by using the contracts managed by 2buy2, Methodist churches can significantly reduce the amount of time and money they spend on their energy buying. Working in partnership with 2buy2 also enables us to benefit from links with other denominations including the Church of England and Church in Wales helping us all to be better stewards of our resources.
So you can save money, save time and save the planet.

Who are 2buy2?

2buy2 are a national buying service for churches and charities throughout the UK.  All 2buy2 approved suppliers are regularly monitored to ensure that you get quality products and great service, at very competitive prices. With 2buy2 you can buy with confidence, enabling you to steward your resources effectively and save you time and money - not just to put in the bank, but to put back into your mission and ministry.

2buy2 are offering their energy service to help us reach our target of lowering the Church's carbon footprint by 80%. There are currently three options when purchasing your energy through 2buy2.

  • Methodist Energy Group Deal
  • Renewable Energy Group Buying Initiative (REGBI)
  • Heating Oils

Methodist Energy Group Deal

The Group Deal will allow Methodist churches to purchase energy individually as you currently do but you will benefit from lower costs from the energy supplier which 2buy2 have negotiated for the wider group. Now is the right time to launch a group deal as gas is currently close to its lowest point in the last four years.

The benefits of the scheme are:

  • reduced cost to your energy
  • energy managed by an organisation that truly understands the issues churches and their volunteers face
  • one point of contact for customer service issues with 2buy2
  • an opportunity to simplify your contracts by bringing them all to one end date
  • reduced administration means reduced volunteer time.

The details

The first group deal, or 'basket', will run from 1June 2014 through to 30March 2016. Anyone with electricity or gas contracts that are due for renewal between these two dates will be able to join.

The basket will be provided by a 'Big 6' supplier and you will benefit from dedicated account management at 2buy2 to support you joining the group deal and to answer any ongoing questions you may have.

To log your details with 2buy2, or just to find out more information, please complete this data collection form for your meters and sent it in to energy@2buy2.com. Or give them a call on 03333 201 015.

Green energy - REGBI

2buy2 have also created a 'green energy' basket in collaboration with Good Energy. The Renewable Energy Buying Group Initiative (REGBI) enables churches to access reduced rates on 100% renewable electricity, with a gas option also available, through one of the leading renewable energy suppliers in the UK. For more information visit www.2buy2.com/regbi

Heating Oils

If you require heating oils for your church, you can access competitive prices exclusive to 2buy2 from Emo Oil (part of GB Oils). The 2buy2 website is updated daily with Oil prices so you can view the price before making a decision. You do need to register with 2buy2 to be able to view these prices online - the process is quick, easy, and completely free. Or of course, you can give them a call on 03333 201 015 for more information on ordering.

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch with the 2buy2 team to discuss your energy options, you can do so by emailing energy@2buy2.com or calling them on 03333 201 015.

2buy2 have a range of national contracts available to support churches in the stewardship of their resources. For more information or to be kept up to date with the latest news about 2buy2 visit the website (www.2buy2.com) and register, or find us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

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