Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

NPR: The Search For Green Power On And Off Of The Grid

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU
OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:50 PM
Original message
NPR: The Search For Green Power On And Off Of The Grid

The Search For Green Power On And Off Of The Grid

by Elizabeth Shogren
August 7, 2009

This is the second story in a series called How Green Is It? that will air throughout August on All Things Considered. The series examines some of the things Americans are doing and buying to help the environment and whether those steps really are as "green" as they seem.

When David Bell turned a dilapidated 1880s townhouse into an office for his architectural firm, he took the opportunity to display environmentally-friendly technologies, like a touchless faucet.

And when an entrepreneur offered Bell a chance to buy clean electricity for his office and save money on power he saw it as another chance to practice what he preaches.

Hundreds of utilities around the country and a growing number of companies are offering customers a chance to buy green power. These programs are especially popular with businesses, which use them to promote their environmental consciousness. Packaging for all kinds of products now includes claims that producers use renewable power. But where does the power come from?

Tracing Electricity

Bell didn't know, but Gary Skulnik, who sells electricity to Bell, did.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC