Why Opt Up?
100% renewable energy, zero carbon emissions
Anyone who pays an electric bill has the power to make a difference. Opting up to the Brookline All Green product means that all the electricity you use will come from non-polluting New England renewable energy. Even participating customers with solar panels further the program’s goals by increasing the renewable energy purchased in months where electricity is purchased.
Our competitive rates make this choice easier. For just over $12 per month, the average Brookline household using 539 kWh monthly could displace the equivalent of emissions produced by driving 3,681 miles in a typical passenger vehicle per year*.
*Source: ISO-New England (Year 2017), Locational Marginal Unit emissions rate for CO2, all LMUs average of on and oﬀ peak at https://www.iso-ne.com/static-assets/documents/2019/04/2017_emissions_report.pdf & EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
How we are different
- Our selected energy supplier, Direct Energy Services, purchases all of their renewable energy generated in New England from local non-profit Green Energy Consumers Alliance (formerly Mass Energy Consumers Alliance).
- Our purchase of Mass. Class I Renewable Energy Credits guarantees that new renewable energy will be added to the power grid. Avoid greenwashing! Why this is important.
- The cost of additional renewable energy you purchase is eligible for an itemized tax deduction. For Brookline All Green customers, Green Energy Consumers Allliance will mail your statement directly to you.
- Our competitive electricity supply price of 13.715 cents per kilowatt hour for the Brookline All Green product is fixed through December 1, 2022.
Brookline All Green, the Town’s 100% renewable product, is endorsed by environmental groups Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Brookline, and they are actively spreading the word. Look for their informational flyer and lawn signs about opting up to Brookline All Green and share this information with your neighbors.
Thanks to our community partners, the number of customers that signed up for Brookline All Green jumped from 700 in November 2019 to 833 by April 2020!