Sunday, November 2, 2008

We're going to be using 100% Clean Energy!!

So I got our electric bill in the mail and noticed a little insert about being able to choose clean power and I like what it's saying. They have 3 options:

  1. Having 15% of our energy come from NJ Wind power
  2. Having 25% of our energy come from wind and hyrdo
  3. Having 100% of our energy come from half-wind, half-small hydro.
Well, knowing us, you could probably figure out which one we're going to choose. We'll be paying slightly more, but it'll come out to be something minimal like ~$10/month more. Even though money is tight with us right now, that's a small thing we can do to help out. And think if everyone was able to do that. How awesome would that be?

Here's what Green Mountain Energy has to say about it (from here):
Why choose renewable power?
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the generation of electricity is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the U.S. Choosing this Green Mountain Energy® electricity product helps encourage the development of new renewable, pollution-free generation facilities in the region.

How does it work?
When you purchase the Green Mountain Energy® electricity product through the New Jersey CleanPower Choicesm program, Green Mountain matches your monthly electricity usage with clean energy generated from renewable sources. Your local utility will provide your regular electricity service and will continue to maintain the poles and wires that deliver the electricity to your house.

It's so easy
You will receive one convenient bill from your local electric utility company. There is no minimum term and no cancellation penalty.

Environmental impact
This product is 100% renewable and pollution free, generated by 50% regional wind and 50% regional small hydro.

Same reliable service
When you choose Green Mountain Energy electricity you will still get the same reliable service you have now. Your local utility will continue to read your meter, provide billing, respond to power outages, and provide other services related to the delivery of electricity. If you experience delivery problems (for example, if your lights go out), please contact your local utility. You can find contact information for them on our Contact page

So how cool is that? So what small thing can you do to help out our environment and give our children and children's children a world that we're proud of?

-jason ... (c:


a-style said...

You go Cuz! You're a trendsetter. Obama in '08!