The Fernhurst area threatened by potential drilling doesn't use mains gas and the residents closest to the proposed site generate their own electricity. For all of us still relying on mains electricity we found it staggeringly easy to switch to a 100% renewable electricity supply that even worked out cheaper than our British Gas electricity tariff!
Follow this link, and:
1. Enter your postcode and click 'Compare Now'
2. Enter your existing utilities supplier details
3. On the 'Your results' page click 'more filters' then 'Green and environmental plans'
We were expecting, and were more than happy to pay a bit more for cleaner energy - we didn't expect it to work out cheaper!