16 May '12, 4pm

Power in numbers: Crowd purchasing brings clean energy within reach

Power in numbers: Crowd purchasing brings clean energy within reach

When it comes to purchasing clean energy, the more the merrier. (Photo by Hepburn Wind.) We join together with our fellow humans for the sake of saving a buck all the time. That’s why public transportation exists — it’s cheaper for 20 people to get on one bus than it is for 20 people to drive their own cars. (Oh right, and buses are also super cool .) Or think of roommates — sure, they never wash their dishes, but living with them saves us hundreds of dollars in rent. Groundswell , a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., wants to add clean electricity to the list of things that are better off shared. Groundswell was founded by three guys who worked on President Obama’s campaign in 2008. “They had really seen the impact of community organizing in a political space,” says Elizabeth Lindsey, the group’s managing director. “And after the campaign, they were really interested in seein...

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