NRDC, Alliance Offer New Yorkers Way to Tap Clean Energy

A new Web site simplifies the process for consumers to switch to clean, renewable energy in New York City, in a joint effort by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York.

"Three clicks and you can make the switch from fossil fuels to clean energy," said Brandi Colander, attorney in the Air and Energy Program at NRDC. "This Web site gives New Yorkers a tool to lead the way in repowering America, starting with their own homes and small businesses."

Green Power NYC allows residents and small business owners to select their desired type of clean power and energy provider. Then, after filling out a short form with their information, they can begin supporting wind and other renewable energy sources.

This program was made possible by a donation from the Wolfensohn Family Foundation.

"This new project is exciting for energy providers, environmentalists and New York City residents alike," said Carol Murphy, executive director of ACE NY.

"NRDC has led the way for decades, and is leading again by offering a proven way for electric customers to promote wind power here in New York, through the ConEdison Solutions WIND Power Program," said Brent Alderfer, president of Community Energy, Inc., ConEdison Solutions’ green power partner.

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