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New Option For “Greening” Your Electricity

If you’re wondering what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, here’s an easy step that has recently become available: choosing Mass Energy’s green power supplier, Easy Energy, as the supplier for your electricity. Yes, NSTAR customers now have two new options for 100% green energy:

1). New England Wind - MA & RI wind power

2). New England GreenStart – local wind, solar, digester gas & low-impact hydro power

Not only are both options less expensive than NSTAR’s green energy supplier, (NSTAR Green), but because they are available through Mass Energy Consumer Alliance, a local non-profit, they are mostly tax-deductible. Furthermore, supporting Mass Energy helps them continue their mission of promoting local, sustainable, green energy. Below are the details:

Type                                                     Cost

New England GreenStart                2.7 cents above NSTAR’s base price per kWh of 7.031 cents (38% higher per kWh)

New England Wind                        4.1 cents above NSTAR’s base price per kWh of 7.031 cents (58% higher per kWh)

NOTE: NSTAR Green is 8.012 cents above NSTAR’s base price per kWh of 7.031 cents (114% higher per kWh)

To learn more or to sign up online, go to Mass Energy’s website, or call them at 1-800-287-3950. Click here to view Mass Energy’s FAQs about their renewable energy options. Please note that you will need to know your NSTAR account number to switch your energy supplier. Once you’ve switched, you will still continue to pay NSTAR every month – your green energy choice will be reflected on the bill as your energy supplier. Of course, because of the way electricity is delivered to individual homes, you would not actually receive the green energy you chose to purchase – it would just be added to the total energy supply mix – but by choosing green power, you are ensuring that renewable electricity is being delivered to the power grid on your behalf, thus creating a cleaner, healthier overall energy mix.

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