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  •  my electricity in PA is 99% wind 1% solar (0+ / 0-)

    In PA, residential and business customers can elect among 15 or so different electricity providers.  In a huge section of eastern/ southeastern PA, one of the providers offers 100% clean energy - 99% wind farms and 1% solar.  The increased cost for this clean energy option for my large suburban home is about the same as one Starbucks venti latte and cake slice a month.  I pay a nominal $15 annual fee to belong to the cooperative that offers that wind/solar option.  The competing costs are all on the public record, published by the state Public Utility Commission, including the "price to compare" of the heritage provider, PECO.  The wind provider invests in in-state and nearby state wind farms that buy US-manufactured (not Chinese) wind generator equipment. It's created new green jobs for the U.S. manufacturer.  At least here in PA, with minimal effort we can get off our duffs and actually do something meaningful in behalf of clean energy.  

    •  my avg monthly electricity usage is 1304 kWh (0+ / 0-)

      I checked my most recent monthly bill and my monthly average electricity usage for the prior 12 months was 1304 kWh per month, in case anyone is interested.  We can now also compare and elect among competing natural gas suppliers, on price and other factors.

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