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The SunPedal Ride ends its US Tour in Houston, Texas! 

Danielle Dowler,
Content Strategist
Octopus Energy Events Renewable Energy

The SunPedal Ride ends its US Tour in Houston, Texas! 

Renewable Energy

The SunPedal Ride ends its US Tour in Houston, Texas! 

Michael Lee with Sushil Reddy and Luis Fourzan   On January 19th, we celebrated the end of the over 6,000 mile journey of The SunPedal Ride! The SunPedal Ride is an annual, solar-powered electric bike ride led by…

Fossil fuels are not as reliable as you think. (And why renewables are the answer.)

As Texans, often we hear that our energy grid is unstable, especially during extreme temperatures. And policymakers are quick to call for more fossil fuel power plants as the solution. However, time and time again we see fossil fuels as the cause of the problem, directly causing grid…

Index prices are under threat in Texas — here’s why they’re worth saving

Right now, California regulators are enabling real-time index rates — rates where consumers choose to pay the wholesale price of energy rather than a standard overall monthly price — as part of their  efforts to ensure grid reliability after 2020 blackouts hit parts…

Octopus Energy cheers world leaders on at COP26

With the United Nations’ critical climate change meeting underway at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, at Octopus Energy, we urge world leaders to make more ambitious moves to create a sustainable, and more importantly, an inhabitable world for future generations. We are living through a crucial moment in history when we…

Texas vs. UK Energy Market Crisis

2021 has been a tough year for the traditional energy industry. Here in the US, Texas experienced an historic winter storm this past February that resulted in a near-statewide grid blackout. With record cold temperatures blanketing the state, natural gas lines froze and prevented the transmission of natural gas to…

Questions About Solar? We’ve Got Answers

Updated: September 9, 2021 Please note, if you’d like to sign up for a solar plan, please give us a call at 833-OCTO-888. We’re working to get this integrated with our online enrollment, but right now, all solar plans must be enrolled over the phone. We get a lot of…

Carbon Footprint vs. Carbon Intensity: What Should You Track?

We talk all the time about climate change and how it’s affecting the Earth. And while most of us have a vague sense of what that means, let’s dive a little deeper into how this works with energy and how you can track your emissions.  First, here’s a quick refresher…

New API for Octopus Customers

Octopus Energy now offers an API that serves up current wholesale prices across ERCOT. For our customers who use the wholesale price to automate their home, customers who would like to track the price outside our app, or simply the curious, this API is another tool Octopus offers to monitor…

Octopus Energy: We’re Built to Last

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a number of our competitors close their doors due to the Texas Energy Crisis. ERCOT has stated that energy providers who have declared bankruptcy as a result of the crisis owe almost $291 billion, collectively. Although we’re fresh on the scene, we…

Michael Lee Interview on CBS7 Midland, Texas

The experience last week in Texas was incredibly tough — for the state as a whole, for our customers, and for our team, many of whom did not have power or water for days themselves. We made it our priority to try to help each and every one of our…