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Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 8.6 Billion Pounds of CO2 in 2017

Company announces 100% renewable commercial offerings, continued passion for renewable mission

Published 04-26-18

Submitted by Green Mountain Energy

Every month is Earth Month for the customers of Green Mountain Energy Company. By choosing cleaner electricity and carbon offset products, Green Mountain’s customers avoided more than 8.6 billion pounds of CO2 in 2017.

Since its inception in 1997, Green Mountain customers have collectively avoided a total of 63 billion pounds of CO2. That’s like taking 6.8 million cars off the road for a year, or planting 7.5 million trees.

“For more than twenty years, Green Mountain has been dedicated to changing the way power is made,” said Mark Parsons, General Manager, Green Mountain Energy. “By providing a variety of renewable energy options, our customers are able to support clean energy year-round, easily reducing their carbon emissions and environmental footprints.”

Doubling down on its mission, all of Green Mountain’s commercial offerings will be 100% renewable moving forward, making it the first electricity supplier for commercial businesses to take this step.

Going 100% renewable can significantly decrease a business’s carbon footprint. With their commercial offers, Green Mountain’s green experts partner with commercial customers to help find the right solution tailored to meet their economic and sustainability goals, improving the planet and customers’ bottom lines.

Both of these announcements bolster the company’s pillars, which Green Mountain has rolled out amongst its Earth Month announcements. The four pillars – responsible, ethical, accessible, and pioneering – reinforce the organization’s vision to create a shift towards renewable energy sources by inspiring people to take action for the planet.


Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 63 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more about Green Mountain, visit

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Green Mountain Energy Company was founded in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made. Today, we remain 100% committed to this mission, which makes us the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and a clean energy pioneer. We provide customers with electricity products made from renewable resources like wind and solar and carbon offsets that help neutralize carbon emissions.

We live our commitment to sustainability inside and out: Every single product offered by our company has an environmental benefit, and our company operates with a zero-carbon footprint - distinctions that make us proud!

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