Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Green Electricity Finds Few Customers in Massachusetts -- The Boston Globe

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The lede:
Five years after NStar became the first Massachusetts utility to allow customers to buy electricity supplied by a wind farm, its Green program has failed to catch on. Fewer than 1 percent of the company’s nearly 900,000 customers have enrolled. The dismal response resembles lackluster participation in similar renewable energy programs offered by other utilities, worrying state officials as they push toward a goal of generating 20 percent of electricity from renewable energy by 2020.
Data points:
  • To sign up for wind energy electricity, you will be told that your utility bill will increase between 15% and 30%.

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