There are many opportunities for the consumer who wants to support renewable energy, such as putting photovoltaics on the roof. But there are other options. Jerry Kay tells you about one of them in this edition of EarthNews Radio.
There are many opportunities for the consumer who wants to support renewable energy, such as putting photovoltaics on the roof. But there are other options, such as this one.
Jerry Kay spoke to John Zykowski, the founder of Our Energy:
Zykowski says that since consumers don't get to set energy policy, they can use their spending dollars to support renewable energy. Our Energy uses online shopping to do this.
A percentage of what you spend online at participating merchants goes to support renewable energy project. More than 700 merchants are represented offering a wide range of projects and services. For instance, if you bought plane tickets online through the service, that might offset for example, 1000 miles of driving in energy use by supporting projects that create renewable energy.
If you want to learn more about Our Energy, visit its website at www.ourenergy.us.
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