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Last updated 03/06/2024

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Green energy FAQs

  • No, it means your provider will purchase renewable energy credits equal to 100% of your usage. This amount of green energy is added to the electric grid, where it mixes with other types of energy.

  • No. According to a 2021 report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), “[t]he share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020.” Not only are renewables inexpensive, but “renewables increasingly undercut existing coal’s operational costs, too.”

  • Yes, it can. Solar panel manufacturing involves toxic metals. Hydroelectric dams can flood areas and harm wildlife. Wind turbines may harm birds and bats, and their large blades can end up in landfills. Biomass, as mentioned, creates carbon dioxide when burned.

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