Why buy green power? You have a choice at mc².
Like many of our customers, mc² understands the value of protecting the environment both now and in the future. While no form of electric power generation is completely benign, electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, small and low-impact hydropower, and biomass has proved to be environmentally preferable to electricity generated from conventional sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear.¹ The mc² Green Option Pricing Plan provides residents and businesses with the opportunity to support clean energy resources.
When you enroll in the Green Option Pricing Plan, mc² purchases Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Green-e Energy is an independent certification and verification for renewable energy and recognized as the most rigorous and respected consumer protection program for renewable energy in North America. Beyond the environmental benefits, RECs help build a market for renewable electricity, increase energy diversity and security, reduce dependence on foreign energy sources, support domestic economies and create U.S. jobs.¹
¹ Guide to Purchasing Green Power. The guide is the product of a cooperative effort between the EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the World Resources Institute, and the Center for Resource Solutions.