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American Consumers Want Clean Energy
According to research done by Yale and Harvard, “The average U.S. citizen is willing to pay 13 percent more for electricity in support of a national clean-energy standard (NCES).” That’s approximately $162 more a year in electricity bills. But to Americans – it’s worth it to have a clean, healthy environment.
NPR recently reported Americans living in close proximity to hydro-fracking have been reporting similar health issues such as “headaches, rashes, wheezing, aches and pains and other symptoms.” Though, there is still no proof that these symptoms are caused by fracking. There are definite health concerns still being addressed, two years later, in the area of the BP Gulf Oil Spill. Many of the human health concerns stem from the use of the dispersant Corexit as well as oil that has entered the food chain through fish and other seafood caught in the Gulf. With these environmental and health risks it’s no wonder the average American has noticed its importance of clean energy.
Even big companies like Google making clean energy a priority through win cables, and you can too. As a consumer-driven culture, using only clean energy in your house or apartment is the best way to show you care. Through Energy Plus, you not only can make the decision to spend your money on clean energy, but you will be supporting EarthShare New York, and 24 of New York’s most respected environmental charities, at the same time. You can find more information and sign up for Energy Plus on their website.