illianaspeedstr (illianaspeedstr) wrote in worldwithoutoil,

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Move along. No green energy here.

I know alot of power companies out there offer green alternatives. Customers can pay a little more and be confident that the energy they use is created by wind, solar or some other green alternative.  Netizen BrianEnigma just switched over to 100% windpower.  Has anyone else taken advantage of that option (if it's available?) 

I've been waiting for years for our power company to offer a green alternative.  Back in '99 they were going to try out what they called a "green" alternative - wood.  I, um, guess that's sort of green. 

When I sent an email asking about their current green options I received this response...

Thank you for contacting NIPSCO.  While we currently do not have a "Green Power" tariff, we do offer a Net Metering program to residential customers and schools (K-12) that own and operate a solar, wind or hydro-electrical generating facility, with name plate capacity of less than or equal to 10kw.  Information about the Net Metering program is attached below.

Feel free to contact us again if we can be of further assistance.

So I guess I'm on my own, huh?  Don't worry.  I'm not done with them just yet.  I'm going to do a little more investigation.

So here's a Carboneer mission for you.  I want you to do a little research.  Find out if your power company has a green alternative.  If they do, find out how much more it would cost you to go entirely green.  Get as much information as you can.  Email them.  Call them.  Find out all the details.  If they don't have a green option, contact them anyway and ask why.  Email them.  Call them.  I'm giving away a One-ton Carbon offset.  Impress me and you'll be the one to get it.
Tags: green_power green alterternatives
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