Clean Energy Is Becoming a Reality

     Kicking the fossil fuels habit and switching to clean, green energy sources is an essential step toward a healthy planet.  And we can’t wait to make that switch if we are to beat global warming.      

     My hat is off to New York City for leading the way and for setting an example for the rest of us.  Thanks to a joint effort between the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, residents and small business owners in the Big Apple can now easily switch from using electricity that comes from fossil fuels to electricity generated by clean, renewable energy sources.  

     By visiting the Green Power NYC website,  New Yorkers can purchase renewable energy certificates.  Then, for each kilowatt hour of renewable energy purchased, a kilowatt hour generated by wind–or wind combined with hydropower–is supplied to the grid, replacing a kilowatt hour that would have been generated by the burning of oil or coal.  And all the renewable energy purchased through Green Power NYC comes from wind and hydropower generated within New York State.

     The Green Power NYC website makes it easy to “switch from fossil fuels to clean energy,” says Brandi Colander, attorney in the Air and Energy Program at NRDC.  “This new project is exciting for energy providers, environmentalists, and New York City residents alike,” adds Carol Murphy, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York.  It is now “easier for New Yorkers to use alternatives to dirty fossil fuels,” she explains.

     The potential benefits of the Green Power NYC program and others like it are many:  a reduced carbon footprint as less electricity is generated by fossil fuels; decreased regional air pollution; greater energy security and independence;  and increased economic development in the clean energy sector.

     While it now costs more to purchase renewable energy certificates than to stick with the fossil fuel-based status quo, it is hoped that as demand for green energy grows, economies of scale will reduce the cost of renewable energy sources.–April Moore 


15 Responses to “Clean Energy Is Becoming a Reality”

  1. Colton Diaz Says:

    Renewable energy is the future, why depend on fossil fuels when we can go renewable.”"-

  2. Kylie Sanchez Says:

    hopefully, we would be shifting more and more towards green energy in the future.”,:

  3. Zara Robertson Says:

    Renewable Energy got into more focuse in this decade because everyone does not want to depend on Oil..”~

  4. Zara Robertson Says:

    we must shift into the use of Green Energy to prevent further pollution of this planet:.;

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    i think government funding should be diverted on the research of Green Energy and renewable power sources-*`

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    green energy is of course very important that is why we have to concentrate on using hydrogen and alternative energy sources;~”

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