If you’re a large buyer of electricity, one would think that you could buy electricity from renewable energy from your utility if you so desired. Apparently, that’s not the case in many US states. However, in a slight majority of states, there is one route or another for this.
With news of Las Vegas city government switching to 100% renewable energy, as well as my recent suggestion for cities to pursue renewable energy procurement (in my last “10 Cleantech Solutions For Your City” post), this supportive info on how and where large energy consumers can switch to 100% green energy seemed worth highlighting.
Here’s more descriptive text about the map from the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles website: “The Corporate Renewable Strategy Map reveals where large energy buyers can access the renewable energy they want at the scale they need through their utility. This interactive tool tracks their options in different states. They can use this map to consider siting new facilities and to prioritize their renewable energy purchasing strategies. It highlights green tariff programs and other utility energy products that allow customers to meet their clean energy goals and lower electricity costs. It compares each product to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles. Buyers’ Principles signatories need to buy renewable energy across the US. States that offer products can compete for this economic development and these companies more effectively.*”
Whether you can influence a city, a business, or a large organization, hopefully you can use this map and the embedded info to encourage 100% renewable energy procurement and help the US to eventually achieve 100% energy freedom.
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