The Low Down On Green Living
January 30th, 2008
Every once in a while we stumble upon something so good from the US Government that we’re amazed that so few people know about it! If you are not yet aware of the fact that you can buy green power from many utility companies around the US, now is the time to check it out. Many utilities are now offering their customers the opportunity to pay a small extra fee (like a few bucks a month) to subsidize renewable power generation.
The US. Department of Energy has created the Green Power Network to help support adoption of renewable power across the country. They have created a very handy map feature on their site that allows you to search for green power programs by state. You simply click on your state, look for your local utility company, and they quote the source of the renewable power and the rates.
For example, Austin Energy in Texas offers the GreenChoice program where you can buy wind power for the small premium of 1.85 cents/kWh. In Los Angeles, the Department of Water and Powe will sell you green power for a premium of 3 cents/kWh. In Florida, the Tampa Electric Company offers green power at a 2.5 cents/kWh. There are options like this all over the country.
So click on the link above and find the green power options nearest you!
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