If I were to say to you; switch your gas and electricity supplier, and they’ll donate £50.00 to the Liberal Democrats, you probably wouldn’t do much about it. If the deal was to get your gas and electricity probably at the same price that you are currently paying, that the electricity you use will only come from renewable sources (that’s fossil and nuclear free) and that the gas you use will be frack-free, and of course the Liberal Democrats get a donation, you might be inclined to reach for the tablet and investigate further.
As a political party we do not of course, promote or endorse the products or services of particular companies but we would support those ethical companies that share our values and help make a difference. As such, mention should be made of an increasing number of independent green energy suppliers in the UK, offering gas and electricity from renewable sources.
This particular offer (to donate £25 per fuel type) is from Ecotricity. 100% of their electricity is made from the wind and the sun. They want to harness customers’ energy bills to build new sources of green energy in Britain. Other independent energy suppliers that hold similar aims include Good Energy and Solarplicity (to name only a few).
Britain went without coal power for a whole day in April 2017, the first time in more than 130 years. According to the Office for National Statistics, renewables accounted for 30% of the electricity generated in the third quarter of 2017*. While we cannot predict when we’ll no longer need to burn fossil fuels to generate energy, these green energy records are the latest in a string of milestones that demonstrate how dramatically and quickly the UK’s energy mix is changing. By purchasing your energy from renewable energy suppliers, you are hammering another nail in the coffin for fossil fuels.