Make the Switch to Green Electricity
How Many Have Switched?
One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your impact on the environment is to switch to green energy.
To help Massachusetts residents take a meaningful action against climate change, Mass Audubon has partnered with Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy), a local nonprofit dedicated to making energy more affordable and sustainable.
The good news: You can do this in a matter of minutes online or over the phone. All you need is your electricity bill.
How it Works
When you buy electricity from a traditional utility such as National Grid or Eversource, your power comes from a variety of sources, including power plants that use coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear fuel.
When you Make the Switch, Mass Energy matches your electricity use with local green power. It brings renewable power from wind, solar, biomass, and low-impact hydro to the collective grid on your behalf—all without changing your regular utility company. Therefore, you will still be billed through your utility and it will still be your contact for power outages.
The amount spent on green power through Mass Energy (which averages between $14 and $23 per month over your normal utility costs) can be deducted from your federal tax return, if you itemize charitable contributions.