I live in Alameda, California. Our electricity is supplied by Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) — a department of the City of Alameda. AMP has a great program called Alameda Green. Here is their description of it.
If you live in Alameda or have a business here, you can sign up for AMP's voluntary renewable power program, Alameda Green. Join your friends and neighbors by choosing 100% renewable energy sources from newly constructed wind and solar facilities located within California and western states.
Your participation in Alameda Green makes the air cleaner by avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. It also supports the growth of renewable energy facilities and clean tech jobs. To ensure your enrollment contributes to this growth, AMP purchases Green-e Energy certified renewable energy exclusively from new wind and solar projects built within the last 15 years.
Alameda Green's supply is 20% California solar and 80% western wind.
The avergae Alameda household reduces its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 5,990 pounds a year by participating in Alameda Green for an extra $6 per month (rate varies depending on monthly usage).
That's the CO2 equivalent to taking your car off the road for 6 months. Larger businesses can also participate in increments of $15 per month for each 1,000 kWh block.
Recently I signed up for this program and proudly received my first bill:
This is a small price to pay to help consume energy in a more sustainable way.
Electricity is alive in the lab.