Municipal Energy Programs - Worth Fighting For

Good Energy recently sponsored NY REV Summit, the NY Governor's Energy plan that stands for Reforming the Energy Vision for New York. This allows an alternative to utility-based energy rates by having municipal leaders implement a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). NY REV is a fundamental transformation that changes the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State.  NY’s Public Service Commission (PSC) - the agency that regulates the state's utilities - is tasked to move NY’s energy grid towards a more robust and efficient system.

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Urbana Inks Residential Aggregation Deal with Electricity Supplier

Urbana residents should expect to see savings on their August energy bills. When the new 4.08 cents per kilowatt hour rate kicks in, residents will save about 35 percent on their energy supply costs, (distribution costs will not change). The residents will benefit from a two-year contract with Homefield Energy, a deal brokered by Good Energy. This low rate for electricity supply was made possible by aggregating most of Urbana's small business and residential electricity load and buying power as a group. In addition to the substantial cost savings made possible by the aggregation and Good Energy's careful selection of the most suitable electricity supplier for this contract, there is an environmental benefit to the contract as well. A purchase of renewable energy certificates offsetting 100% of the negative environmental attributes of the energy consumed over the course of this contract has been made, making Urbana on of the greenest communities anywhere.

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A Walk in the Park With Community Energy Choice

There's a sign that sits in the former Culp Lake Park in Bethalto that bears the name, "Steve Bryant Park". For many in the area, they immediately recognize the name as the town's former Mayor. And while Steve was a great community leader, there's much more to the relationship between Steve and the park than meets the eye. And community energy aggregation and power management is at the center of it.

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Fighting Hunger - One Kilowatt at a Time

If you’re a regular visitor to our site, the facts should come as no surprise. It’s estimated the average North American household spends nearly $6,000 on power each year. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported residential consumers should expect a 3 percent rise in prices this year – representing the largest increase since 2008.

Given these numbers, the race is on to find more efficient, cost-effective ways to procure and manage power. For the typical business or consumer, that’s no easy proposition. And the challenge is even more daunting for those who are really struggling financially – and the non-profits dedicated to making their lives a little easier.

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Get to the Point(s): Making Them “Green” with Envy

The path towards green energy adoption is by no means a new topic. For years, local governments have been developing approaches and best-practices to make use of opportunities promised by sustainable and environment-friendly energy. The promise is compelling: Reduce the cost of electricity and minimize impact of typical “dirty” forms of energy. But how do you get there? Well, if we look at major initiatives such as “Sustainable Jersey” and its unique point system, it seems the vision is becoming a reality.

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TEPA Northeast Chapter Hosts Open House

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) helps establish standardized codes of conduct, advocates legislative initiatives, and provides educational resource in competitive energy markets. Good Energy has been a longtime supporter of this organization, and our team members have served the organization in various ways in the past.

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Good Energy a Platinum Supporter of the New Jersey League of Municipalities

The New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLOM) is a volunteer organization which aims to help municipal officials improve their governance. All 565 municipalities in New Jersey are members, and over 560 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of these municipalities are entitled to the benefits of the League.

The League promotes the sharing of ideas between government officials, in the hopes of cutting waste and providing more for residents of New Jersey. The League does this through a monthly newsletter and a multitude of educational services for government officials.

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Does Government Energy Aggregation mean Green energy? It can be a powerful use of the program.

In the light of our guest post by EPA Green Power Partnership Program DirectorBlain Collison, we are often asked, does Government Energy Aggregationmean Green energy? Good Energy Mass Markets Manager Gary Fogelman's blog post on the New Jersey Government Energy Aggregation website explains how it can be. Mr. Fogelman also explains how in Illinois many communities took the opportunity to not only save money on their electric bill, but also by choosing a renewable option from the winning supplier, purchase Green energy via Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This option cost each Green community resident less than $10 per year in savings, which is why they found it so easy to do.

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How Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) Support and Grow the Renewable Energy Industry

Good Energy is pleased to present a guest post byBlaine Collison, Program Director of the United StatesEnvironmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.

Green power is one of the most important, most compelling economic and environmental opportunities available to the United States of America.

And American businesses, institutions and communities are turning to green power in ever-growing numbers. Together, they're accelerating the domestic U.S. clean energy industry and helping to modernize our energy economy.

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About Good Energy
Good Energy launched a business to bring a simple concept to the marketplace... savings via lower electricity costs and superior efficiency lighting solutions. A smarter way to buy power and to use power. With ever changing technologies and product offerings Good Energy has provided new efficiency applications to the market and has pioneered a community centric buying approach that has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to the residential and commercial segment.

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