What can I personally do about climate change?
We’ve made it simple to support local clean energy and join thousands of New Englanders united for a clean energy future and a safe climate. Switch to green electricity in just 5 minutes, and make a difference every time you pay your electric bill.
What does "greening" or "making the switch" mean?
It means matching 100% or 30% of your electricity with renewable energy in the most impactful way. You'll join thousands of others whose collective power has allowed Green Energy Consumers to support hundreds of local renewable energy projects.
Feel good about your electricity with 100% or 30% New England renewable energy. Your participation supports the nonprofit work we do. Make the switch today!
How it works
from one of two renewable energy mix options.
in just 5 minutes online or via phone. All you need is your electricity account number.
Pay your electric bill
as normal. You pay a few cents extra per kilowatt-hour for renewable energy.
That’s it! Every month that you pay your electric bill, you increase demand for renewable energy on the New England power grid, reducing our need to burn fossil fuels. The average household pays an extra $10-$20 per month for our programs, and that amount is federally tax-deductible.
How does enrolling make a difference?
We match your electricity usage with MA "Class 1" or RI "new" Renewable Energy Certificates to ensure that your purchase is truly helping to get more renewable energy on the power grid.
Not sure what that means? We have laid it all out to help you understand why switching to our program will help you switch off fossil fuels.
100% New England Sourced
Let's talk pricing
Green Powered adds a small premium to your electric bill. For most households, it only adds $10-20 per month.Your total annual payments are 100% federally tax-deductible.
Your rate per kilowatt-hour is determined by the renewable energy option you choose. You can select from two renewable energy options, which differ in price and content:
|Level 1||Level 2|
|Mix||100% wind power from New England wind turbines (Class 1)||30% New England wind and solar, hydro and anaerobic digestion (Class 1)|
|Rate||3.8 cents/kWh in addition to your normal electric bill||2.2 cents/kWh in addition to your normal electric bill|
|Tax benefit||Your payments are 100% federally tax-deductible.||Your payments are 100% federally tax-deductible.|
|Example||You use 600 kWh this month. You will pay $22.80 (600 x $.038) in addition to the existing charges on your electric bill.||You use 600 kWh this month. You will pay $13.20 (600 x $.022) in addition to the existing charges on your electric bill.|
“Class 1/new” qualified content as defined by MA & RI laws--
We only offer Class 1/new content.
How much will this cost for me?
Since the cost of greening your electricity depends on how many kilowatt-hours you consume, use our green power calculator!
- Grab your electric bill to determine your average monthly kilowatt-hours usage.
- Then, simply plug your kilowatt-hours usage into the calculator to see how much you would pay for green power and how many pounds of carbon emissions your purchase of renewable energy would prevent.
What makes us different
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our programs, including Green Powered, are designed to achieve our mission: harnessing the power of energy consumers to speed the transition to a low-carbon future.
Building new renewables
We only buy from New England renewable generators and focus on projects that need your financial support to get built (Class 1/new). Our program is the only one that focuses entirely on using your dollars to fund renewable energy projects that wouldn't have been there without your support.
Our nonprofit program has been recognized as creating a benefit for the public good. Therefore, 100% of your renewable premium payments are federally tax deductible if you itemize charitable contributions.
Partners & Endorsements
Don't take our word for it! These groups endorse making the switch with our Green Power program.
Who has made the switch?
Our renewable energy program is only as strong as its participants. Unyielding environmental activists, concerned parents, and socially aware Bay Staters are just some of those who count themselves as part of our community, which is now 9,000 strong. We are inspired by them every day.
“In my daily life, I do all I can to stop climate disruption. Now I found one more way to be part of the solution: I buy green local electricity. Since I live close by the Mass Energy office I made a point of going there in person to assess the team I wanted to entrust with buying electricity on my behalf. I loved what I saw; I loved the "energy!” So I signed up. Buying wind generated electricity from Mass Energy makes me feel that I am putting my money where my mouth is.”
member since 2014
"We are committed to ensuring our city remains a safe and healthy community for our kids, but with four young boys, it can be challenging to find new and interesting ways to keep our emissions low. After attending a Mothers Out Front house party, I was inspired to make this change within our home, not only because of the environmental benefits but also taking this opportunity to teach our children the importance of making choices that can change the future."
Nancy and Joseph Curtatone
Mayoral family of Somerville, MA
“Becoming members gave us the opportunity to support renewable energy. We completed a Deep Energy Retrofit of our home [in 2013] and our photovoltaic system was completed in 2014. Although we have realized our individual dream, there is more work to be done. We continue as members and give support to this organization that provides a collective voice for individuals & groups who understand the importance of sustainable energy.”
Joel and Elizabeth Gates
members since 2005