Environmental Benefits

With your help, Northeast Clean Power adds up to cleaner air and healthier communities! Here’s how:

When Connecticut residents join the growing numbers who support wind, biomass, landfill gas and other sources of renewable energy through Northeast Clean Power, there is less need to burn coal and utilize other nonrenewable fuels that emit greenhouse gas emissions or have other negative environmental impacts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has calculated that electricity generation accounts for the single largest source (33%) of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions*. Your participation in Northeast Clean Power creates lasting environmental benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with your electricity use.

The average Connecticut home participating in 100% Northeast Clean Power for a year prevents more than 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere – that’s the equivalent of saving 8 barrels of oil!

Visit Calculate My Impact to see the difference you can make.

*Source: Environmental Protection Agency, Executive Summary of the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2009