14 Apr '17, 12am

The 100 Percent Green Energy Hoax

Any effort to go green is a good one, right? A recent survey from Lab 42 on the state of the energy market indicates that nearly one-in-four Texan consumers wish they had more green energy options. Doing good things for the environment, like signing up for an environmentally friendly energy provider, seems like a great thing on paper. The truth, however, is much more complicated. For starters, if you signed up for a 100 percent green energy plan, you are not actually using 100 percent green energy. So when you run your dishwasher or turn on the lights, it’s not all powered by solar and wind, but a combination of gas, oil and coal too. How the Green Energy Hoax Began In most deregulated markets, the state mandates that a certain portion of electricity being consumed must be offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs). RECs represent 1 MWh of electricity p...

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