Austin is about to get more than half its energy from renewables. And that’s a pretty big deal.
Austin Energy, our city’s electric utility, just announced a new wind power contract that will allow Austin to get 61 percent of its energy from renewables (once the wind farm is complete in December 2020). Right now, about 41 percent of our energy comes from renewables.
So what does that mean for you?
It means that your personal carbon footprint is about to go down… and you don’t even really have to do anything. From now on, whenever you flick on your lights, the electricity that’s powering them will be more eco-friendly.
It’s that simple.
PS – Want to take things one step further?
With Austin Energy’s GreenChoice program, you can! All Austin Energy customers are eligible to subscribe to GreenChoice, which allows you to support 100 percent Texas wind power (without actually installing a turbine in your front yard).
And the best part is, GreenChoice is fairly inexpensive. On average, it costs about $7.50 more per month on your electricity bill. Interested? You can sign up here.