In summer 2017, the Town of Brookline launched Brookline Green Electricity to purchase electric supply—and offer more options for renewable energy—at stable, competitive rates. Eversource is still the utility delivering the electric supply to households and businesses with no change in the quality of service.
Why renewable energy? The Town is committed to increasing access to affordable renewable energy regardless of income level. Our dependence on burning fossil fuels to generate electricity is one of the biggest producers of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy, like wind power, reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, displacing the polluting emissions they produce. Although the Town supports the Commonwealth’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, Massachusetts can’t meet this critical target unless we do more at the community-level.
Your participation can help Brookline displace nearly 34 million pounds of polluting carbon dioxide emissions annually. And, by purchasing locally generated renewable energy at stable, competitive rates, we are supporting the Massachusetts workforce. Something as ordinary as paying your electric bill can have an extraordinary impact on our community.