Greenstart

Tue 27 Oct 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 2 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

In 2008 I was happy to see our home electricity through New England GreenStart came from:

  • 75% hydroelectric power
  • 20.9% biomass
  • 3% solar
  • 1.2% wind

For summer 2009 the figures had improved to:

  • 69.3% hydroelectric
  • 19.9% biomass
  • 4.7% solar
  • 6% wind

So solar and wind now make up more than 10% of our power: a good start! I think the program has changed in some way but as far as I know on it goes, happily charging a little extra to invest in alternative options.

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2 Responses to “Greenstart”

  1. mjd on October 30th, 2009 1:13 pm

    Hey! That is pretty cool. I wish my electricity came from national grid so I too could take advantage of this…

  2. Gavin on November 3rd, 2009 6:02 pm

    Michael, I just signed up with NStar for electricity here in Brighton and they have a green program which is 100% wind-powered! Here’s the link:
    http://www.nstar.com/residential/customer_information/nstar_green/product_label.asp

    Costs less than 10% extra per month. Maybe your power company has a similar program?

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