Sunday, March 15, 2009

Green Electricity Suppliers

One easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to arrange for your electricity to be supplied by an alternate company that provides energy from renewable sources. The company that delivers your electricity and bills you is often not the same company that supplied the electricity. They purchase it from multiple sources. I have been paying for my electricity to come from Sterling Planet for over a year now. I found a great blog post on Planet Green that describes suppliers available in the New York City area. If you live elsewhere, you can contact the company that delivers your electricity (or maybe go to their website) to ask whether there are any alternate suppliers available. And, when you accidentally leave that light on, you don't have to feel as guilty.

2 comments:

Dirt said...

I noticed that hydroelectric is a large portion of most of these plans; but isn't hydroelectric considered a less-than-optimally-green source of electric power?

I still think it's worth it to sign up for one of these plans if you are able to. I feel better supporting emerging renewable sources than the coal/fossil/nuclear standards of the past.

Nory said...

I'm sending this information to a member of our condo board. Didn't even know I had any control over where I get my power. Thanks for the information.