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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Council Hears Electric Aggregation Pitch

According to the Canton Daily Ledger, representatives from New Yorkbased energy purchasing consultant Good Energy made a presentation before Canton city council members at the Mechanical Committees meeting. Their pitch was simple; electric aggregation with Good Energy works, and can save residents money.

"We are the Sam's Club of buying energy," said Jerod McMorris, one of the Good Energy representatives from their Peoria office. He explained that they receive bids from 46 energy suppliers across the nation every time they run an aggregation.

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Keith Pelham (1965-2013)

On August 10, 2013 Good Energy lost a very dear and valuable Texas team member. Keith Pelham, who had been a part of our organization since 2003,passed away from a sudden stroke he suffered at a family reunion the previous Sunday.

Scott Heath, managing partner of Good Energy and close friend of Keith, was asked to speak at Keith's memorial service. As a tribute to Keith and all of his great contributions to our organization, we print those words here.

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Good Energy at the Center of TEPA's Expansion in the Northeast

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is the premier organization representing aggregators, brokers and consultants ("ABC") in the Southwest.

TEPA promotes ethical and responsible behavior in the energy marketplace and its ABC members adhere to TEPA's established code of conduct of fair competitive practices.

The organization believes that energy customers that retain a TEPA member can feel confident they are dealing with a trustworthy and professional energy firm.

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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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