What is the Green Neighborhood Challenge?
As a resident of Maryland, DC, or Pennsylvania you can choose your electric supplier. Clean Currents is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading green energy supplier. With the Green Neighborhood Challenge you can also have your community, school, or house of worship powered by clean wind energy! In addition to helping your community, school, or house of worship save money on their electric bills, we are also providing an extra incentive: Clean Currents will donate $10 per household sign-up to your registered community for use towards a “green project”. Start a community garden, plant trees along sidewalks or medians, replace common-area light bulbs with fluorescents, etc. The more people who sign-up for wind power and refer your community, the more resources you will have to complete your green project.
Greener in Greenbelt
Choose Green Power, Save Money and Support Greenbelt
Clean Currents is a licensed clean energy broker/aggregator offering special fixed price contracts for wind power at rates lower than PEPCO’s standard rates.* Even better mention “Greener in Greenbelt” when you sign up and Clean Currents will donate $15 to the Greenbelt Community Foundation.
TO SIGN UP:
When you are ready, click on the “ENROLL” button at the bottom of this page. Remember, you will need your BGE or Pepco account number to proceed.
Nearly 40% of the carbon emissions are generated from electricity production. The more clean renewable energy from sources like wind power or solar, the less power generated from fossil fuels like coal or natural gas.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent the environmental attributes from 1000 kilowatt hours of clean energy!
Resident can purchase RECs directly (separate from their utility) to offset their electricity or more.
Who purchases RECs?
- Can’t sign up for (Chesapeake Green)
- Live in an apartment or school dormatory and not responsible for paying a bill
- Want to offset more than just your electricity’s carbon footprint.
What is the Green Neighborhood Effect?
It’s a Community Powered by Clean Energy! As a resident of Maryland or DC, you can choose to have your business or home powered by clean wind energy. With the Green Neighborhood Effect you can also have your community, school, or house of worship powered by clean wind energy! In addition to helping your community, school, or house of worship save money on their electricity bills, we are also providing an extra incentive: Clean Currents will donate $10 per household sign-up to your registered community for use towards a “green project”. Start a community garden, plant trees along sidewalks or medians, replace common-area light bulbs with fluorescents, etc. The more people who sign-up for wind power and refer your community, the more resources you will have to complete your green project. All we ask is that all funds are used for a community greening project and that you complete it by summer 2010.
Clean Currents’ own Claire Douglass testifying to protect customer rights
Clean Currents testifed at the DC Public Service Commission (DC PSC) hearing on deceptive marketing and sales practices by alternative energy suppliers.
Complaints about deceptive marketing practices by alternative energy suppliers have skyrocketed over the past few years, prompting a hearing. Many of our customers have faced issues with other alternative energy suppliers, ranging from being enrolled without consent to being unable to cancel their contract. We find these practices unacceptable and are calling on the Public Service Commission to do something about it.
We are asking the DC Public Service Commission to institute higher standards for transparency and accountability to ensure consumer protection among alternative energy suppliers operating in the District of Columbia.
Clean Currents Solar designs and installs small and large scale solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and small wind power systems. The company is a leading solar power installer in the Mid Atlantic region, including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington DC.
Click here to request a free site evaluation.
Our experienced crews have installed hundreds of installs ranging from small residential to large commerical systems. Our team is led by a certified solar installer along with a licensed engineer. The result is a detailed site analysis and understanding on how best to complete the work required, whatever the size. We provide a turn key approach to solar power system installations.
Human activities, especially the burning of carbon fuels, have warmed the earth by dramatically increasing the concentrations of heat-trapping or greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), in the earth’s atmosphere. The presence of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is natural and is what makes our planet habitable by regulating temperature extremes. But as humans pump more of these gases into the atmosphere, our world’s delicate and complex climate system is being increasingly stressed.
The impacts of climate change can already be observed in many places, from rising sea levels to melting snow and ice, to changing weather patterns and increasingly violent storm systems. These effects are already affecting ecosystems, freshwater supplies, human health, agriculture yields, and physical property.
Clean Currents Wind Power allows residents of the Mid-Atlantic to go carbon-neutral. Clean Currents bundles standard electricity from the Mid-Atlantic grid with Renewable Energy produced by wind turbine farms in the United States. This bundled product is supplied by Washington Gas Energy Services. There is no installation of equipment required and no change to the reliability of power to your home. YOU CAN ALSO SAVE MONEY! Clean Currents wind power rates are LOWER than avg Pepco, BGE, and Allegheny rates.
“We purchase 100% wind power RECs for our entire property portfolio of over 3 million square feet including office, apartment, retail and restaurant space. It’s part of our corporate philosophy to develop and maintain sustainable, healthy buildings.”
The Tower Companies
Buildings powered by Clean Currents are choosing clean, sustainable power that is good for the environment, good for future generations, and can help position them to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
Clean Currents and LEED Certification –
A Simple Way to Get Two LEED Points.
LEED grants credits for clean energy purchasing. A building can earn one LEED point by purchasing renewable energy to meet at least 50% of its needs in a contract of at least two years. A building can earn an additional LEED point by substantially exceeding the minimum energy purchase level. A 100% clean energy purchase can earn two LEED points.
Go Green, Go Smart… Save $ While you Help Save the Environment!
- Reduce your organization’s CO2 emissions, help combat global warming, and clear the air.
- Increase investor and analyst confidence in your sustainability practices, and improve your environmental performance record.
- Foster employee and customer loyalty through community action.
- Strengthen your brand’s association with a clean environment and a healthy lifestyle
- Add Clean Currents logos to your marketing materials.
- Receive certificate and banners to display at your business
- Press releases or other media to get the word out
- Introduction to clean energy homeowners through Clean Currents newsletters and sponsored events
How does Clean Currents work?