Thursday, January 21, 2010

Your ENERGY Options - consider a change!

If you are a PPL electric customer, rate caps on electric prices have expired at the beginning of the year. Now is a great time to switch to a renewable electricity supplier or purchase some Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Both are easy to do and will significantly lower your carbon footprint.

Con Edison and Direct Energy offer plans sourced from wind and hydroelectric sources with only a small increase in your monthly bill. If you find some ways to conserve energy at home, you can go green and not even see a change in your bill.

You can purchase RECs through Community Energy or directly through PPL. Each REC you purchase guarantees that a megawatt-hour of electricity is generated by renewables, displacing fossil fuel energy sources on the grid and promoting the development of more renewable energy sources.

For a list of supplier choices and more information visit:

Jason Zerbe
State of the Environment in Berks Steering Committe, Energy Chair


  1. Thanks for the info! Have any other readers made this change? What was your experience?

  2. When will Met Ed make the step and will the information be the same?

  3. For Met-Ed, rate caps expire at the end of 2010. There aren't many residential electricity suppliers available fot Met-Ed, but you can buy Renewable Energy Credits like described in the original post. The info sheet for Met-Ed is here:

    - Jason

  4. Just wanted to share...right now Lowes has 6-packs of CFLs for $6. $1 per bulb! That's the cheapest I've seen them. Thought it might be helpful for those of you gradually changing all of the bulbs in your home like we are.