I would like to promote the renewable energy initiatives because I care about our community and resources. I want to create less carbon emissions and help and encourage others to go green by example.
At first we thought this was only for Town of Geneva residents; but we were thrilled to learn that the project is open to area-wide residences with electricity delivered by NYSEG. Motivated to play some role in helping us reduce use of fossil fuels, harvesting energy from the sun in regionally located solar farms makes practical good sense all around. We want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We signed up right away and encourage everyone to do so. Nothing to lose here and saving approximately 10% on the electric bill sounds great to us.
This project is a practical way for me to support renewable energy initiatives.
The program is a win-win-win, in my opinion. It's good for me personally, because my energy bill will be lower. It's good for my town of Geneva because of the $25,000 we will get for future projects (if 400 people sign up.) It's good for the world because we will use fewer fossil fuels. And a fourth win: it's a chance to actually DO something concrete about the climate change crisis. I'm proud of our town government for their leadership on this.
Signing up for the renewable energy initiative just makes sense. I look forward to seeing the long term benefits of Geneva Community Power.