If you have the stomache and haven't tried one of the higher-polluting low-cost electricity options, go ahead, try it out;
get it out of your system. My experience with GEXA and TXU is that significant "savings" never materialize - you
are paying for electricity, after all. I believe that you'll come to realize that our shared electric future will
be far more worthwhile without each of our 13.42 tons of annual air emissions!
Unbelievably, 13.42 U.S. tons is the annual amount of carbon dioxide and regulated
pollutants from electric generation alone that corresponds to each and every man, woman and child in Texas, individually. As
you may know Texas population itself has increased about 25% per decade, now over 23 million people! The State
of Texas generates the largest amount of Carbon Dioxide air emissions of any state in the USA. Unquestionably, all
would be far better off without the uncertainty raised by current pollution rates about future health, pests, weather,
climate, migration and extinction, and thus, economically and ecologically, quite literally everything else.
I've digressed a bit, so allow me to return to Green Mountain as a niche-marketer of renewable energy and a solution
we can all go for right now. Of course, the entire economy operates on the principal of scarcity, and there
is only so much unsold wind power developed at this time. The current offer of 13.9 cents/kWh can be expected to support
switching a thousand or more customers to Green Mountain electricity. I can't stress enough that you
should be one of them!
As with any electric retailer, slow payments can result in late fees. Once billing begins under Green Mountain's
low, locked-in Reliable Rate (which is renewable annually at the then-current rate), the industry-standard $150 penalty applies
to those who fail to fulfill the twelve month contract period (of course not applicable to those who move and
allow clean Green Mountain power to follow them; not applicable to those who move off of the Texas grid altogether; not applicable
to those who move to residences which do not allow the customer to choose an individual-bill electric provider). Budget
billing, where customers are billed the same amount of money each and every month of the year, is available to customers experiencing
six months of useage or more.
There is an option for Green Mountain customers like me who feel strongly about doing more to clean up Texas air quality. I
joined the Big Texas Sun Club, whose members donate $5 with each electric bill they pay to Green Mountain to support the installation
of solar power systems on public buildings in Texas! Click the link to visit the Big Texas Sun Club web page to learn more.