What is Green Energy?
Green Energy is green power is renewable energy. These are all different terms to describe energy produced from alternative fuels or resources.
Currently approximately 75% of your electricity is generated by burning coal, 15% by renewable energy in the form of wind and hydro or natural gas in a power plant. Extensive research and developments have been taking place to offer alternatives to these two main sources. These alternative fuels, or “green energy” are produced from sources such as wind, solar, or biomass (such as burning wood chips, landfill gasses, agricultural wastes, etc.).
What Kind can You Buy?
You can purchase green energy through the “Access to Green Energy” program at Access Energy Cooperative. Your power supplier will be utilizing the most efficient type of renewable energy available in order to make it affordable for all members.
Who can Buy Green Energy?
The “Access to Green Energy” program is available first-come-first serve to all members on a voluntary basis. By taking advantage of the option to purchase green energy, you can make a positive environmental choice that will help conserve our natural resources and reduce fossil fuel emissions for future generations.
What Does it Cost?
The Access to Green Energy Program offers green energy to our members:
- In increments of 100 kWh blocks
- At an additional $3.50 per 100 kWh block above the normal rate
- With a 12-month contract commitment
How to Sign Up
For more information, call our office at 319-385-1577 or toll free at 1-866-242-4232 or use our contact form by clicking here, selecting “Access to Green Energy.”