Feeling somewhat betrayed today. I've posted many times here and elsewhere about how great it felt to be with +Ecotricity
, I've recommended them to friends (and got the voucher to prove it). But that stops today.
Trumpeting their support for "green labour" they have today decided to back the Labour Party to the tune of a quarter of a million pounds. Oh what the actual +The Green Party
could do with such a sum.
Instead of backing a party that truly holds dear the values that Ecotricity claim to support they are funding the campaign to oppose them, helping to claw back a few of those voters who have left the Labour Party due to their lurch to the right and weak support for green policies.
The failure of Labour to oppose fracking is still just days past, yet here are "frack free" Ecotricity climbing into bed with them.
Reading the original article, edited on Facebook to react to the horrified response by customers, the cynic in me can't help thinking that it's merely an attempt to protect their business interests, as Labour are undoubtedly less hostile to wind farms than the Tories. No glory here, just hoping to buy an easier life after May.
What really irks though is the trumpeting of the "green labour" moniker. Being "not as bad as Eric Pickles" does not give them the right to wear that green badge, that honour belongs to the Green Party, whose supporters have been dragging the other parties kicking and screaming toward the recognition of climate change, care for the environment and support for those renewables on which Dale Vince has built his company.
That green badge is ours, and we've earned it.