Posted on March 9, 2018 at 12:31 PM by Maria Morelli
Posted on February 13, 2018 at 3:07 PM by Maria Morelli
It’s tax season! As you know, Brookline Green Electricity includes 25% more renewable energy than is required by law, which is supplied to the Town’s electric supplier, Dynegy, by a non-profit third party called Mass Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy). What you may not know is that the portion you pay per kilowatt hour for the additional renewable energy electricity ultimately goes to this non-profit and therefore may be eligible for a tax deduction.
To generate a receipt for tax preparation, visit the link below to use our tax deduction calculator.
If you purchased 100% renewable energy, Mass Energy will mail you a receipt for tax preparation purposes; therefore, you do not need to generate a receipt via this calculator.
Brookline Green Tax Deduction Calculator
Visit www.brooklinegreen.com to learn how you can Opt Up to 100% at a competitive price!
Disclaimer: The Town of Brookline, Dynegy, and Mass Energy do not provide tax advice. Mass Energy has devised this calculator. The Town of Brookline is not responsible for any calculation errors. Please consult with your tax advisor about your tax eligibility status. It is assumed that you have paid your electric bill in full. For the Brookline Green 25% product, 0.7 cents of the 0.11.098 cents paid per kilowatt hour is paid to Mass Energy for the additional renewable energy. For the Brookline All Green 100% product, 2.8 cents of the 13.198 cents per kilowatt hour is paid to Mass Energy for the additional renewable energy.
Posted on July 20, 2017 at 9:26 AM by Maria Morelli
In concrete terms, participation in the standard 25% product would help Brookline displace 34 million pounds of polluting carbon dioxide emissions annually—the equivalent of running twelve 1.5 MW wind turbines instead of burning fossil fuels. No other action we can take will result in carbon emission reductions of this magnitude.
For the typical household consuming 600 kilowatt hours of electricity monthly, the 25% product costs $2 to $3 more per month compared with Eversource’s basic service. And, a federal tax deduction for the cost of the additional renewable energy is available, offsetting some of the price difference. Alternatively, the program’s Brookline Basic option is less expensive than Eversource’s.
As BOS Chair Neil Wishinsky states, "Brookline Green Electricity empowers consumers to exercise their right to select a more competitive supply rate, to choose how their electricity is generated, and to send a clear message about the need for more renewable energy options from suppliers."