We’ve got great news! On April 22, Groundswell announced their winning wind suppliers (WGL Energy and Arcadia Power) and their negotiated group prices. We now have until May 22nd to enroll.
This spring Saint George’s is working with Groundswell and their partners (Interfaith Power & Light, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Power of Wind, as well as others) to offer a group purchase of clean power for homes and apartments.
Thanks to over 1,000 people joining together, anyone who pays a utility bill in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware can switch their home or apartment to 100% clean energy at a price that is 4% – 8% less expensive than switching to wind power on your own.
Imagine the impact! Switching to wind power is like planting 177 trees . . .reduces your household carbon footprint by about 25% . . is equal to not driving your car 16,000 miles . .removing 15,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. It is also good for our health: less air pollution, healthier lungs, less asthma.
As an example, in Maryland, Pepco-MD customers will:
* Only pay ½ cent more per kWh for clean energy as opposed to dirty energy (SOS)
* Pay ~8% less through Groundswell than if they tried to purchase wind energy on their own
* Pay about $4.50 more a month (which is equal to about 2 cups of coffee, 1/2 of a movie ticket, or 1 ½ gallons of milk!)
Also, Groundswell will make a $10 donation to Saint George’s for everyone from our community who enrolls.
Remember to have your electricity bill in hand. THE DEADLINE TO ENROLL IS May 22!