June 10, 2011

Support Local Energy Projects

Paul and I attended a "Green" Fair in SLC last month and heard about BlueSky, through Rocky Mountain Power. Here's the jist of it....

How does Blue Sky work?

  • You buy wind energy in 100 kilowatt-hour (kwh) increments, called blocks, for just $1.95 more per block per month.
  • Rocky Mountain Power buys renewable energy certificates on your behalf equal to your Blue SkySM purchase and helps develop small-scale renewable projects in the communities we serve.
  • You can buy as many blocks as you'd like. Ten blocks per month covers about 100 percent of an average home's electricity use. 
  • Participation is voluntary. You can cancel your enrollment anytime.
  • PDF Get additional information about Blue Sky resources 
  • Get more details in our frequently asked questions.

Real benefits now and for the future

Buying one 100-kwh block of Blue Sky each month for a year is as good for the environment as planting nearly 17 trees or not driving a car for 1,486 miles!*

Needless to say I was a little reluctant at first, since it's more money and we don't get the benefits of the renewable energy for our home per say. But, by signing up, you...

  • influence the future of energy production
  • encourage the development of new renewable energy in our region, which benefits local economies
  • preserve the environment and conserve resources for future generations
Not to mention feel that you're adding to a good cause. So if you want to help and feel you can spare some each month, go to their website and sign up. I'm just doing one block a month $1.95 because I want to help, but feel the minimum is all I can do right now.

And no, I'm not affliated with them at all, nor getting anything in return for this. I just thought it'd be cool to help others learn how to support renewable energy sources.

Here's a link to enroll (if you have Rocky Mountain Power). Enroll now »

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