Gloucestershire-based Ecotricity will donate £50 per electricity meter to A Rocha UK for every church that signs up. They will give £40 for every household that switches to their electricity and £20 for each household turning onto their gas supply.
Ecotricity claim to be an energy company ‘unlike any other’. They take the money their customers spend on power bills – and use it to build new sources of renewable energy, such as windmills.
Their energy is allegedly ‘the greenest in the industry’. With no automated call waiting, it is said that Ecotricity have low numbers of complaints and top the latest Which? customer satisfaction survey.
The Telegraph reported earlier this year on the Which? study. When researchers looked at the best and worst energy companies for customer satisfaction, Ecotricity scored 84 per cent.
A Rocha UK Conservation Director Andy Lester thanked Ecotricity for their support. ‘When new customers plug into green power, Ecotricity’s donations will aid the restoration of God’s natural world,’ he said.
Andy and his conservation team know full well the challenges behind the issue of wind turbines. ‘A Rocha UK supports further research into wind turbines – especially in relation to bird and bat strikes,’ he explained.
‘Options that avoid major flyways, or spoil historic views should be prioritised. Offshore options are often preferred. The community where the wind farm is to be situated should be effectively consulted and compensated where appropriate.’