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Top 10 Renewable Energy Utility Programs April 4, 2007

Filed under: Energy efficiency,Green home,Green tips — Anca Novacovici, Eco-Coach Inc. @ 10:44 pm

Yesterday, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) came out with the ranking for the top utility green power programs, i.e. utilities that offer renewable energy alternatives (ex: solar and wind) for customers to purchase as part of their electricity package.  The great news is that total utility green power sales grew about 30% from 2005 to 2006, and the customer base increased by 10% during that same period. Check out the DOE’s site  for the utility company rankings, participation rates, and other info.

If your utility company isn’t on this list and you’d like to purchase green power, don’t worry! There are over 600 companies providing these services, so there is bound to be one near you. You can go to the Smartpower web site to see what options you have (select your state and it will give you a list) and to the Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency for incentives that might be offered in your state related to green power. And, if you’re unsure if green power is for you, get some more info at the DOE’s Green Power Network site.


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