How Do I Offset My Electricity Usage?
Many people are confused by RECs. They think that if one day the sun doesn’t shine or that the wind doesn’t blow then they are not going to get any electricity. Fortunately, that is not the case. All the electricity that is generated in the state of New York is sent to the grid. This electricity comes from all different sources meaning that the electricity you receive to power one lightbulb contains some energy from all the sources (natural gas fired, nuclear, renewable, hydroelectric). You will always receive electricity even if the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow, because the other sources are still generating.
The RECs are purchased on top of the electricity that you already buy (or a company buys for you).The reason that individuals, municipalities, or organizations want to offset their usage is to do their part in reducing carbon emissions. It is obvious with the extreme changes in temperatures, the rising of ocean water, and the melting of the polar ice caps that something abnormal is going on. If everyone can do their part to support reducing their own carbon emissions then the benefits will go a long way to make sure that our kids, and our kid’s kids have as a great a world as we do now.If offsetting your electricity usage is something that you believe in doing check out our page to schedule a free consultation!