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Old 05-26-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Green electricity option

I don't know much when it comes to being green or reducing my carbon footprint. But is it really worth it to choose the "greener" electricity choice? They are usually a little bit more expensive but I'm not sure how if it is a good choice. Any advice or experience? I live in Pa and never really thought about the electricity because I didn't have to. But now we can choose our own provider and I'm wondering if picking a greener option is the best thing to do. Thanks

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Do you mean the deal where your electric company lets you select to get some of your power from things like wind power or whatnot?
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OK, just double checking. We got something like that with our bill last month and I brought it up to DH. He actually works for the non profit company above the local electric companies, (every area in our country has this) and his job is to man the big power stuff and tell generators when to turn on and off and basically make sure we have enough power for our area (New England). Once power is on the grid it's all the same and there is no way to differentiate what came from wind turbines and what came from a nuclear power plant. So I'm not exactly sure why they are charging us more for a "greener option" when it's all using the same power lines.
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