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An Introduction to Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

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Most states have passed "Renewable Portfolio Standard" regulations that requires an increase in the generation of energy from renewable sources. Electric utilities and Retail Electric Providers (REPs) are charged with the responsibility of generating

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:26 am
We're in a perfect area to produce wind energy with a (relatively) inexpensive turbine. Since the house is solar-powered the excess energy is sold back to our energy company for a tidy sum.

Kit B. (276)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:29 am

I do not yet, have solar panels and wind turbines have been blocked by the city. Though I was offered an opportunity to change my electrical base to a company that uses all green, (solar and wind) to supply their energy. I did and my bills have also decreased dramatically.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Friday March 29, 2013, 11:38 am
The most expensive part of the process as the Ontario Liberal Party found out is the invertor units needed to convert solar and wind generated energy power to the existing hydro grid. Of course we are talking politicians here. Wouldn't it be nice if just for once they could do the due diligence necessary? Then of course there's the new TTC Toronto street cars that are too big to fit. ROFLMAO over that one. The subway station plans have been around for years. One would think that it would be common sense on any consultant's part to review them before purchasing the units? LOLOLOL

Christeen Anderson (647)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:21 pm
Thanks for sharing this post with us.

Elizabeth M. (68)
Friday March 29, 2013, 1:04 pm
Thank you for this information Cher. In Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, a number of years ago now,a whole community was built with solar energy, giving the owners and the whole community the opportunity to store extra energy for the cold winter months.It can be viewed at Drake Landing Solar Community. This community was the first of its kind in Canada. I would have to check it out, but this is also an excellent place for wind turbines.

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Friday March 29, 2013, 1:34 pm
I wish I had an option to change my energy co. for a more efficient one. Right now, they do not exist.

Ro H. (0)
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Birgit W. (155)
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Carol H. (229)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 5:39 am
noted, thanks Cher
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