How does CleanChoice Energy offset my furnace usage?
CleanChoice Energy starts with an estimate of the amount of oil or gas the average U.S. household furnace burns. We then source the equivalent amount of carbon offsets to wipe out the negative impact your furnace has on the environment. And what are carbon offsets? Carbon offsets fund projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. When you purchase carbon offsets with CleanChoice Energy, you are specifically helping to fund projects that support the protection and sustainable care of forests in Appalachia. These critical forests absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, storing it in their trunks, leaves, branches, roots and even in the forest soil.
Will anything change with my oil or gas utility company?
No, your oil or gas company relationship will not change. The only thing that will change is that CleanChoice Energy will offset your furnace’s usage by purchasing carbon offsets on your behalf — so you can feel good knowing you are doing your part to support the growth of pollution-free, clean energy.
Outside of the monthly cost, are there any charges or fees if I sign up?
No, there are no other fees. The only cost is the monthly cost of $9 to offset your furnace usage. And you can cancel at any time with no cancellation fee.
Who is CleanChoice Energy?
CleanChoice Energy is one of the nation’s largest renewable energy companies that empowers utility customers to reduce carbon pollution and support clean energy through renewable electricity. CleanChoice Energy sources energy from over 100 wind and solar farms across the country. To date, our customers have prevented over 3.2 trillion pounds of carbon emissions and counting.
Why should I support clean energy?
To help ensure a better environment for future generations, it’s important to make a commitment to support clean energy.
How is renewable energy different?
Renewable energy is produced from wind and solar sources. Renewable sources do not produce carbon dioxide or contribute to air pollution or climate change.
What if I change my mind?
Just call or email us. You can cancel at any time, with no cancellation fees.
What happens when I sign up for clean energy?
When you sign up, you'll still be using the same electricity in your home, but what changes is that CleanChoice Energy will offset the electricity an average home uses with clean, pollution-free energy from wind farms from across the country. We do this by purchasing and retiring renewable energy certificates based on the average usage of an American home, which is 897 kWh per month. So, in other words, the energy you use gets replaced by clean sources resulting in cleaner air and a cleaner environment.
If I choose to offset my impact, will I really be helping the environment?
Yes, and in a number of ways. You’ll be reducing your household’s carbon footprint, by purchasing renewable energy from clean renewable sources. You’ll also be helping to increase demand for clean energy, paving the way for your community, and ultimately the country, to become less reliant on fossil fuels.
How much does it cost?
You will continue to pay your regular utility bill, plus an additional payment of just $19 a month to CleanChoice Energy to make a positive impact on the environment and support wind farms from across the country. There’s no long term commitment. You can cancel at any time with no cancellation fee.
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