Google has published an
analysis of the economic benefits of renewable
energy innovation. It has concluded that even a five year lapse without
a national clean energy policy would
cost the United States an aggregate
US$2.3-3.2 trillion in unrealized GDP gains and 1.2-1.4 million net jobs.
Standard Green Energy Option: $3.50 (plus tax) a month per 100 kWh block.
This option delivers Green-e Energy certified renewable energy that is
generated entirely by biomass.
Premium Green Energy with Solar Option: $5.00 (plus tax) a month per 100 kWh block.
This option delivers Green-e Energy certified renewable energy that
contains a mix of at least 50% solar and 50% biomass energy.
You get a separate line item on your bill for whichever one you buy.
Some people claim that there’s no way to do this because it’s just
electrons once it gets on the wire.
Sure, and money is just dollars once you spend it.
But contracts can determine where those dollars go, and in exchange for what:
Due to the way electricity is transmitted and distributed, energy
purchased or produced from renewable energy resources may not be
specifically delivered to you. However, the renewable energy you purchase
will be added to the power grid and will displace incremental power that
would have otherwise been produced from traditional generating resources.
So as Jaime Hockin advised, if you want to show you want renewable
energy, and you are a Georgia Power customer, sign up and
Georgia Power will hear you!