Switch to a competitive electricity provider offering renewable or clean energy options

In states that participate in competitive retail electricity markets, business and residential consumers have the ability to choose from a variety of power suppliers who offer power from clean energy sources like wind power or who purchase renewable energy credits.

While it is impossible to guarantee the actual electrons coming from your sockets come directly from a renewable energy source, if you choose one of these power supply options, you are guaranteeing that a portion of the power you use from the grid every month is being generated by a clean energy generator. By doing so, you'll directly help fund clean energy projects and reduce your carbon footprint.

Check with competitive suppliers in your area, your local electric utility, state's public utility commission, or Competecoalition.com to see what options are available to you.

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Matt Berger is the former Digital Director at Marketplace.

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