GET clean electricity - Years Of Living Dangerously

GET clean electricity

By YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY

It may sound obvious, but powering your home with solar or wind is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Dirty energy from sources like coal and oil is one of the biggest drivers of climate change.

Clean Energy Providers

The easiest way to switch to clean energy is to sign up with a company that buys the equivalent amount of renewable energy as you currently use in your home. This offsets your use of non-renewable power. These programs are typically available to anyone, regardless of whether or not you are a renter or a homeowner.

In the U.S., Arcadia Power is one such company that can help you switch to wind or solar, and it’s available all 50 states. They offer a platform that works with your energy service provider to offset your electricity usage with clean power. Arcadia Power even has a program that lets you switch 50% of your energy to wind power for no cost.

Here are some other providers that may also be available in your area:

Ethical Electric

Green Mountain Energy

Rooftop Solar

If you own a home or business, getting rooftop solar panels is another way to reduce your climate impact. In many cases, solar panels can offer long-term savings on your energy spending. If buying panels outright is too much of an upfront investment, consider a company that has lease options, or offers Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), which slash upfront costs and make going solar easier.

Here are some companies that provide home solar:

SolarCity

SunRun

Sungevity

You can also check out  Project Sunroof, which use Google’s mapping technology to give you a third-party estimate of how much you could save by getting solar panels.

Different states offer a number of different incentives to homeowners who want to install renewable energy. The Department of Energy has a handy state-by-state database.