How Easy Is It To Switch To Green Energy?
Spoiler Alert: It’s A Lot Easier Than You’d Think.
There are lots of misconceptions about going green.
For starters, there’s the notion that green energy is more expensive than traditional fossil fuels. Some might question the reliability of renewables, to begin with. And let’s not forget: making the switch to green energy can be a pretty daunting task.
We get it. Finding a new provider, negotiating contracts, and deciding what’s best for your budget — can feel overwhelming.
But what if we told you that switching is much easier than you think?
Tell me more. Why switch to green energy?
First of all, switching to green energy can lower your power bill. The price of solar, for example, has plummeted a cool 90% over the last decade. Costs of wind power have also dropped. When you switch to green energy, those cost savings are passed onto you, the consumer. You’re also spared from fluctuating fossil fuel prices, which are becoming increasingly volatile.
Savings aren’t the only perk to going green. You’ll also be making an impact in fighting climate change. By switching to green energy, you’re actively shrinking your carbon footprint.
Individual actions, even those as simple as switching to green energy, make a big difference.
Think of it this way. The average American solar-powered home keeps roughly 8,460 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. That’s like taking your car off the road for an entire year. So, yes — seemingly small actions really do add up!
Alright, I’m sold. What does it take to make the switch?
Switching to green energy is essentially just choosing a different energy provider. You’re not changing anything with your utilities. You’ll still get a bill from your same utility company — the supplier will just be a clean-energy provider.
But before you can make the switch, you’ll have to determine if you’re in a regulated or deregulated state. If your state is deregulated, you’re able to make your own decisions regarding your energy provider.
Not every provider will offer green energy plans. You’ll have to do some research to find out which ones do, but that’s about it.
Yeah, it’s really that easy.
What’s more, we’re creating a platform to make this switch even easier. Check it out!
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