I found when I signed up for paperless bills for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that I can request that between 20 – 100% of my power come from green sources for a mere three cents more per kilowatt hour. According to their 2011 report, 19% of LADWP is now generated from renewable sources such as biomass, geothermal, solar and wind. I urge you to sign up for this program. If you don’t live in L.A., check your local energy provider to see if this is an option. I had no idea!
A random check shows this is an option if you get power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and you can also do it if you live in Baltimore. Or use Mass Megawatts if you’re in New England. Apparently, the market has been deregulated and you can actually shop around for potentially cheaper and greener energy options. So what’s stopping you?