This is so great. If you live in the DC area, you can help support the shift to renewable energy resources AND help create/sustain green jobs. Follow me below the jump to find out how.
A while back I got something in the mail from Washington Gas Energy Services saying that I could switch from PEPCO to them for generation, and get a greener mix of energy resources. So I did.
Then I got something in the mail yesterday that said I could switch to total, 100% wind generated from local generation sources. The cost is an additional $20/month for an average 10,000 kWh,
What does this do?
The typical generation mix produces 1169 lbs of CO2 per MWh. That means if you use the average 10,000 kWh per
monthyear, you are responsible for a staggering 6 tons of CO2 per monthyear for electricity generation for your house.
Switch to wind, and that goes to ZERO. Nada. Zilch.
This is a great way to start the new year, and the new decade.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with Washington Gas or any other power company. I am just a regular homeowner.
UPDATE: As pointed out by Phillies below, its 10,000 kWh per YEAR. Sorry!