Ovo doesn't utilise any gas that has come from fracking - I think they should boast about it a bit more...they're clearly proud of their green credentials, and at the forefront of the renewable energy game. Its Greener plan, offering 100% renewable electricity, is one of the most eco-friendly on the market and for each customer that signs up to the tariff, Ovo will plant five trees.
According to this...
...the company does not buy any of its energy from fracking or shale gas producers. I wonder why it doesn't promote this fact more?
Best answer by Anonymous
We're happy to be cutting out Carbon from our fuel mix and feel we shout about this with the percentage of renewable energy in our fuel mix.
Our stance is that we want the lowest carbon energy at the best price. We have worked hard to remove coal from our own electricity fuel mix (see this announcement from October 2015 here - https://www.ovoenergy.com/ovo-newsroom/press-releases/2015/october/ovo-cuts-the-carbon.html) and will always support ways that end the UK's reliance on the dirtiest emitter as quickly as possible.
Gas, including fracked gas, could help us do this. But there are still a lot of unknowns with fracked gas - the quality of the gas, the methods used to extract it, the impact on the communities where it might be. Although there’s no way to track the gas from input point to you, will not buy directly from fracking or shale gas producers.
Hope this helps,