REPLACE Stories - Renewable Electricity
Susan - Marin, CA
“It took me just 5 minutes at my computer to opt into our community energy provider’s Deep Green program. Now, for just a couple more dollars a month, my home is 100% powered by wind and solar. Previously, with PG&E, only 33% of my energy came from renewables. Switching to a renewable energy option is easy and cheap. And it feels great to know that my home runs on clean energy! “
Grace - Portland, OR
“We thought we had signed up for green energy years ago, but recently checked and found that we weren’t, so I signed up. The Renewable Power program with PGE is called Green Source, and all of the electricity we pay for now is from 100 percent renewable sources (wind, solar and geothermal power). It costs an additional $0.008 per kWh, which in our case added less than $6 to our bill last month, which was about $75. I’m really glad I checked, and, for the cost of a fancy coffee, I am very happy knowing we are using green power.”
Robin - Portland, OR
“Ten years ago, we had switched over our home's electricity to PGE's Green Source for 100% renewable energy, which is now powering our car too. We love the feeling that we've replaced a huge amount of our carbon footprint. I'm trying to get all of my facebook friends to switch to their local utility companies' renewable option and to buy electric cars whenever possible."
Robert - Los Angeles, CA
"I recently switched my power plan to the LADWP Green Power Program. I posted my confirmation email from LADWP on Instagram and was happy to see people respond who were already in similar programs or who were looking for more information to make the switch themselves. It's a good feeling making such a small contribution and I've been trying to keep encouraging others to do the same!"
Alison - Portland, OR
“We jumped at the chance to pay for Clean Energy. It was going to be slightly more expensive but worth it to increase demand for carbon-free renewable energy production”
Brian - Hood River, OR
“We chose the Blue Sky 100% renewable energy plan from Pacific Power. I like that some of the money goes to local community based solar projects.”
Perrin - Portland, OR
“We replaced our electricity with the Green Power plan from PGE. They say it costs about $6 per month more than the standard plan.”
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