By Chiara Favaloro, Marketing Fellow
What is New England Wind & New England GreenStart?
The Center for EcoTechnology partners with Mass Energy Consumers Alliance to make it easier than ever for Massachusetts residents to switch to 100% renewable energy. Residents whose energy comes from Eversource or National Grid can sign up for Mass Energy’s New England GreenStart and New England Wind programs. Signing up means that members pay a small fee directly on their electric bills to ensure all of their energy comes from clean, renewable sources. The premium for choosing green energy is 2.4 cents/kwh for New England GreenStart or 3.8 cents/kwh for New England Wind. These contributions are completely tax deductible!
If you sign up for New England GreenStart, your energy will come from a variety of local renewable sources including wind, solar, digester gas, and low-impact hydro. If you choose New England Wind, your energy will come from 100% wind power.
There are lots of great benefits to signing up for New England GreenStart or New England Wind, including that it is:
LOCAL: The projects Mass Energy partners with are all located in New England, meaning your donations support local businesses and local jobs!
TAX DEDUCTIBLE: The donations you make are considered charitable contributions and are fully deductible on your income taxes.
MISSION DRIVEN: Mass Energy uses the buying power of its members to sign-long term power purchase contracts with renewable energy projects in New England, enabling these projects to develop. Each new person who signs up for New England GreenStart and New England Wind helps Mass Energy to secure more contracts and produce more green energy!
NON-PROFIT: Organizations such as CET partner with Mass Energy to advocate for green energy, meaning your contribution also helps these non-profits achieve their goals to serve communities and the environment.
EASY AND QUICK: You can sign up online today in just a few minutes—all you need is your utility bill! This program makes it easy to support local wind energy, and even allows you to calculate the amount of energy you use and donate the equivalent premium cost.