Seattle, WA Green Up!

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Seattle, WA, US

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Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.seattle.gov/light/Green/greenPower/greenup.asp

Description:

Join thousands of residential and business customers and "Green Up" your electricity!

What is Green Up?
Green Up is Seattle City Light's voluntary green power program for residential and business customers. By enrolling in Green Up, customers purchase green power for a portion of their electricity use and demonstrate their support for wind power and other new renewable energy projects in the Northwest. Choosing green power reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, improves air quality and helps reduce the growth of climate-warming emissions. The Green Up program is Green-e certified and fulfills LEEDTM Project green power requirements.

How does Green Up work?
Green Up customers make voluntary payments on their electricity bill to cover the slightly higher cost of producing and integrating renewable energy into the Northwest grid. These funds are used to acquire Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) equal to the amount of customer demand. Participating in Green Up does not change how Seattle City Light transmits and distributes electricity to your home or business.

How do I sign up?
Residential customers may purchase green power in increments of 25%, 50% or 100% of their electricity use for $3, $6 or $12 per month.

Business customers may participate at any level and earn Silver, Gold or Platinum Partner recognition based on their annual electricity (kilowatt-hour) use. Or, purchase green power for LEEDTM credits.

Green Up! SEATTLE
Special limited-time offer for residential customers: Join Green Up now with a one-year commitment to purchase new, renewable, green energy and receive an organic, Fair Trade certified THEO Chocolate bar and a two-for-one admission coupon for the THEO Chocolate factory tour located in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle. Existing Green Up customers can increase their contributions and also receive this gift. This special offer is good through July 31, 2008 or while supplies last.

THEO Chocolate is a Seattle-based company specializing in bean-to-bar production of organic chocolate. Their factory tour includes free chocolate samples and information about the sources of cacao and the Fair Trade industry that supports fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. THEO Chocolate is a Platinum Level Green Up Business Partner.

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