You may or may not have noticed there is still an awful lot of fuss about fracking here in the UK at the moment in the national media. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth (literally under our feet). Fracking makes it possible to produce natural gas extraction in shale plays that were once unreachable with conventional technologies (as explained on www.what-is-fracking.com).
While environmental action groups including Frack Free Dorset and ethical companies such as Lush continue to put pressure on local councils (you can ask Dorset County Council not to frack on council owned land at: http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-fracking-dorset-county-council) and our government to stop fracking for gas and to instead invest in sustainable green energy, we must never underestimate the power that we have as individuals to make a stand and make a difference…
Frack-Off are therefore asking us as consumers to use our power and to support energy suppliers that don’t frack.
We’re always banging on about switching to renewable energy suppliers here at Dorset Energized anyway, as we know how simple and effective it is. 100% renewable electricity suppliers Good Energy who are on the list of green suppliers who also don’t frack, even currently have a special offer just for Dorset Energized users to save £50 off your first bill to help you make the switch (make sure you quote ‘Dorset Energized’). I put my money where my mouth is last year and made the switch myself and am pleasantly surprised that my bill is pretty much the same as it used to be when I was with Scottish Power (and before that British Gas).
As Frack-Off say, IT TAKES 3 MINUTES TO SWITCH! You won’t need account numbers or meter readings.
Compare green energy suppliers here: http://unfrack.me/choose
What is fracking?
I like the way Frack-Off explain what fracking is! They say:
You know those scenes in films when junkies scratch around the house looking everywhere for one last tiny rock or heroin, find it, take it, and are found dead the next day? That’s fracking.
Why should I care?
As Frack-Off also put it, you should care about fracking:
Because every penny spent on fracking makes the problem worse, and isn’t spent on green energy which would make the problem better. It will also help melt the permafrost triggering massive methane release, poison water supplies, and make selfish sociopaths very rich.