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My experiences as a Northern transplant down in Chapel Hill, NC, 2005. And now my experiences back up in NYC.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Go Green !!!

If you live in the 5 boroughs (and maybe some other places across the country) I'm gonna tell you some neat information.

You can request that your electricity come from Green Power and you can SAVE $ doing this.

I guess a year or so ago, some deregulation rules allowed you to separate your electric utility provider (ConEd) from your electric source (many companies.) Because of that, the cost per KWH of electricity is cheaper due to the competition. Most people don't even know they have a choice.

But what's great, is that a few companies offer GREEN ENERGY for only fractions of a penny more then conventional coal energy. But Vinnie, why would I spend fractions of a penny more for GREEN ENERGY?
  • Green Energy typically comes from wind powered turbines or hyrdro-damns. These are reusable energy sources that are okay for the environment.
  • You are lowering our dependency on Oil. dot dot dot, you are also decreasing our need on foreign oil (think middle east.) I don't care what you have to say, when you boil right down to it, many of our political issues over the past 20 years in the Middle East are due to Oil.
  • You are helping the environment by releasing less oil burning fumes, you are also making a statement that Green Power is possible, affordable, and worthwhile.
So how do you go about doing this? For the nyc area, follow these directions (do it, and tell all your friends.)
The Econnery and Pepco websites sucked and I was having problems with them. So I signed up for the ConEdison Solutions service, they are 25% wind power, 75% hyrdro; you can read about it in there FAQ.

So please, go out and make the switch, then make all of your friends switch. If you have any questions, I'd be more then happy to answer. Just post a comment below or email me at vincent -dot- lauria & gmail.


  • At 8/17/2005 9:31 PM, Blogger Brent said…

    But, X, how do I do this if I live outside the five boroughs?

  • At 8/18/2005 11:14 AM, Blogger eirishis said…

    Vinnie, the Little Lady will be thrilled that you're plugging this...I'm looking into it here in Virginia.

  • At 8/18/2005 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Vinnie, you ROCK!!!
    If you want to do it in the DC-metro area, your options are through the Power Choice initiative, with green power or wind power offered by Pepco Energy Services. See http://www.powerchoice.com/residential/pes_index.cfm. I believe their service area includes DC, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    For a full list of options and who to contact by state, see DOE's Green Power Network: http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/markets/marketing.shtml?page=1
    -the little lady

  • At 8/26/2005 5:18 AM, Blogger Roonie said…

    F*ck the boroughs! And your little dog, too!


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