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‘Personal Divestment’ from the big polluters? Switch to Ecotricity!


“People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

Just so, and organisations ranging from the Rockefeller Foundation to the Church of England and the Guardian newspaper are doing just that – withdrawing their investments from companies involved in the production and use of fossil fuels, and switching them to renewables and low-carbon sectors. Among the many reasons this makes good sense, as well as good ethics, is that we now know that most of the fossil fuel reserves already discovered are going to have to be left in the ground, if we’re not to suffer catastrophic and irreversible climate change! So why invest in companies which are ‘hell-bent’ on finding such fuels in ever more sensitive environments (the arctic, for example) and on developing ever more polluting fuel sources (tar sands, for example)?

But what about us, personally? Can we “break our ties with corporations financing climate change” – and do so AT LITTLE OR NO COST TO OURSELVES? Cafod, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Global Justice Now (formerly WDM), which together launched Jubilee 2000 as a major public campaign in 1996, and all of which have supporters on the NE-CAP Committee, are unanimous in their reply:

“Switch you energy supplier to Ecotricity, the 100% renewable energy company!”

Furthermore, since Ecotricity has a partnership arrangement with each of the agencies listed above, it will make a donation to your chosen agency if you ask them to do so when you switch. BUT MAKE SURE YOU ASK!

Ring 08000 302 302, or General Enquiries on 01 453 756 111.

You can learn more about Ecotricity by going to – you can switch on-line also, but I can’t see how you can ensure your chosen agency gets its cut if you do so!

[Note: Veronica and I are with ‘Good Energy’, also 100% renewable, and have been for nearly 10 years. I can’t see any good reason for us to switch.]

With every good wish,


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