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Learn about energy at home

Use less and green the rest.

Use energy more efficiently at home to save money. Then, invest those savings in sustainable improvements to cut down on harmful pollution that threatens our health, economy, and community. We'll show you how.

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Energy efficiency

  •  Top tips to lower your bills

    Top tips to lower your bills

    We’ve taken our wealth of energy efficiency expertise and boiled it down into the top 10 most impactful energy efficiency steps you can take in your home.

    Check out the tips
  • Energy efficiency for renters

    Efficiency for renters

    Do you rent? You can still improve your home’s energy efficiency – on your own and by working with your landlord. Check out our recommended steps.

    Learn more
  • More efficiency resources

    More energy efficiency resources

    Still hungry for energy efficiency info? We can help! Keep reading about efficiency strategies for your home and properties. Plus, find links to other resources from our partners.

    Keep reading

Electricity

  • Man in front of wind turbine bases

    Learn about Class 1 renewable energy

    Green Energy Consumers matches your electricity usage with Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard qualified “Class 1” Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from projects within New England to ensure that your purchase is truly helping to get more renewable energy on the power grid. Not sure what that means? We’ve laid it all out here.

    Why it works
  • Solar with EnergySage

    Consider solar for your roof

    Solar’s time has come! The costs are dropping and the incentives are still strong. If your home or business has a sunny roof, it’s definitely worth your time to explore your options. Working with EnergySage, we’ve made it easy to compare up to 7 quotes from local installers online — without sales pressure.

    Learn more about installing solar
  • How switching works

    Join our green power program

    You can "green" your electricity usage by making the switch to local, renewable energy. We'll match your electricity consumption by bringing renewable energy onto the New England power grid on your behalf. Your participation helps develop more renewable energy in New England and displace fossil fuels from our electric grid.

    How it works
  • A New Way to Green the Grid

    Use electricity when it's the greenest

    Get alerts on the most environmentally friendly times to use energy through Shave the Peak.

    Learn more

Electric Vehicles

  • Drive Green

    Get a discounted electric car

    Your next car should be electric. Electric vehicles are a win for consumers and the environment. Green Energy Consumers has organized an electric vehicle discount program: anyone is eligible to purchase or lease an electric vehicle at a pre-negotiated discount price at one of our participating dealers.

    Drive Green provides a wealth of free information on charging, range, maintenance, rebates and incentives, and more.

    Drive greener
  • Electric vehicles 101

    Lean more about electric vehicles (EVs)

    Your next car should be electric. It's more practical than you think to switch away from gas. We'll demystify rebates and incentives in Massachusetts, charging, range, and more. The more you know, the more you'll want one!

    Learn more

Heating

  • Discount heating oil service delivery

    Heating oil 101

    Heat with oil? Not sure how everything works? Check out our guide to common market practices and local services for home heating oil.

    View the guide
  • Man repairing a heater

    Heat pumps

    Unlike traditional heating systems that burn fuel to generate heat, a cold climate air source heat pump moves heat into or out of a building or space using electricity. This transfer of heat, rather than combustion, makes heat pumps a highly efficient option for heating or cooling your home. Heat pumps yield big savings for some homes.

    Learn more
  • Discount heating oil

    Get a discount on oil

    Our Discount Heating Oil Service works like a buyers club or co-op for home heating oil and is available to most households in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. We use the group buying power of our 12,000+ members to negotiate a discounted price per gallon with vetted oil dealers every day of the year, and we help you with energy efficiency too!

    How it works
  • Consider biodiesel

    Consider biodiesel

    Just as we negotiate the price per gallon for traditional heating oil, we have negotiated a discounted price per gallon on biodiesel, which is better for the environment and your oil burner. Anyone who heats with oil can participate! Our dealers blend 20% biodiesel with 80% regular heating oil to make a fuel blend suitable for any oil boiler.

    Learn more