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Green Mountain Energy Customers Advance Sustainability by Choosing Renewable Energy

In 2021, Green Mountain Energy customers avoided more than 8.7 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of planting 1 million trees

Published 05-20-22

Submitted by Green Mountain Energy

HOUSTON, May 20, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Green Mountain Energy recognizes the importance of protecting the environment. With each passing year, it becomes increasingly clear that everyone must work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. While solving this problem requires complex strategies, our choices as individuals play an important role.

Green Mountain Energy customers are already doing their part, preventing more than 8.7 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere in 2021, by choosing renewable energy and carbon offset products. To illustrate the impact, that’s the equivalent of planting 1 million trees, taking 919,000 cars off the road, or 22.9 million households turning their lights off for a year.

Since 1997, Green Mountain Energy customers have collectively avoided 98.9 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of planting more than 11 million trees. The 2021 numbers reflect a continued shift in mindset to choose clean energy sources.

Green Mountain Energy also advances sustainability through its charitable program, Sun Club®. Since its founding in 2002, Sun Club has donated more than $11 million to 143 nonprofit organizations across Texas and the Northeast. In 2021 alone, Sun Club donated $1.3 million to fund 10 projects; generated 18 million kWh of solar electricity; avoided over 4 million pounds carbon dioxide; captured 10 million gallons of rainwater; and grew 177,550 pounds of produce.

Sun Club collaborates with nonprofit organizations on projects that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation, and environmental stewardship. To learn more about Green Mountain Energy and Sun Club or to apply for a Sun Club grant, visit greenmountain.com/sunclub.

“As a renewable energy provider, Green Mountain Energy is poised to lead the way to a sustainable future,” said Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager of Green Mountain Energy. “As more people prioritize protecting the planet, we are happy to offer practical solutions to reduce their carbon footprint, starting with the energy they use day-to-day. Together, we can change the way power is made.”

Green Mountain offers a variety of options for customers to harness the power of the sun to sustainably meet their energy needs. For example, the Go Local Solar plan is Green-e® Energy certified and allows Texas residents to power their homes with 100% solar electricity, whether they own their home or rent, with no roof required and zero up-front costs. To offset customers’ energy usage, Green Mountain Energy purchases renewable energy certificates from solar parks in Texas.

Customers who sign up for the SolarSPARC® (Smart People Accelerating Renewable Change) electricity plan help fund a variety of projects, programs and technologies aimed at making solar energy more affordable, effective, and available in local communities. Such initiatives may include residential and commercial rebates to make solar more affordable; subsidies for energy storage and other innovative technologies; and supporting new business models intended to lower sales, installation, and equipment costs.

Not only are customers helping the growth of solar power, but they also earn an annual credit that grows over time. Past SolarSPARC projects include rooftop solar arrays for Elbow Creek Wind Farm, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Camp Hope, the Houston Food Bank, AMLI Residential and more. Check out all the projects and programs supported by SolarSPARC funds.

To learn more about how to take the next step toward sustainability with renewable energy plans, visit greenmountainenergy.com.

About 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 90 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more about Green Mountain, visit greenmountainenergy.com.

About Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
Green Mountain Energy is changing the way power is made and advancing sustainable communities through the work of Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Since its founding in 2002, Sun Club® has donated more than $11 million to 143 nonprofit organizations across Texas and the Northeast. Sun Club collaborates with nonprofit organizations on projects that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation, and environmental stewardship. To learn more about Green Mountain Energy and Sun Club or to apply for a Sun Club grant, visit greenmountain.com/sunclub.

Media Contact:
Estefania Joy
713-537-5735
media@greenmountain.com
Twitter: @GreenMtnEnergy

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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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