Search Login or Get an Account!
Get the Facts Do Your Part

Steven's action: Get 100% of your electricity from clean sources

Using clean energy is a huge deal because residential energy usage accounts for about 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Getting all of your electricity from clean sources will help reduce your emissions significantly.
Step 1: Find out how much of your electricity comes from clean sources read more
You can contact your utility company or just use this tool from the EPA if you aren't sure where your power actually comes from. Clean can mean solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, or nuclear for this guide.
June 3, 2009
The SixLinks household signed up for 100% clean power from Pacific Power here in Portland. Ended up being about $6 extra a month (household of three people) for entirely clean energy.

Just the peace of mind's been worth that low fee.
Completed on June 3, 2009 at 1:31 a.m.
Step 2: Get more clean electricity from your utility read more
See if your utility company will allow you to buy additional clean energy.
Completed on June 3, 2009 at 1:31 a.m.
Step 3: Get some clean energy yourself read more
If your utility won't allow you to buy clean energy, consider adding a solar thermal system on your house or some other small scale renewable energy system. If you have a running stream on your property, consider microhydro power. You can also look into putting solar panels on your house. This isn't ideal, but it may be the only way to get clean power.
Completed on June 3, 2009 at 1:31 a.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
Updates and Comments: What is this?
The updates and comments below show how Steven is doing in completing his action. You can leave him comments, suggestions and encouragement using the box below.
Tomo Says:Find a bug? You should report it to the guys. I like bugs. I can watch 'em for hours!
Feedback/Bugs Support SixLinks FAQ About Us Media Terms of Use Privacy