Why Switch to New England Green Start or New England Wind?

By Chiara Favaloro, Marketing Fellow

What is New England Wind & New England GreenStart?

The Center for EcoTechnology partners with Mass Energy Consumers Alliance to make it easier than ever for Massachusetts residents to switch to 100% renewable energy. Residents whose energy comes from Eversource or National Grid can sign up for Mass Energy’s New England GreenStart and New England Wind programs. Signing up means that members pay a small fee directly on their electric bills to ensure all of their energy comes from clean, renewable sources. The premium for choosing green energy is 2.4 cents/kwh for New England GreenStart or 3.8 cents/kwh for New England Wind. These contributions are completely tax deductible!

If you sign up for New England GreenStart, your energy will come from a variety of local renewable sources including wind, solar, digester gas, and low-impact hydro. If you choose New England Wind, your energy will come from 100% wind power.


New England Wind vs. GreenStart


There are lots of great benefits to signing up for New England GreenStart or New England Wind, including that it is:

LOCAL: The projects Mass Energy partners with are all located in New England, meaning your donations support local businesses and local jobs!

TAX DEDUCTIBLE: The donations you make are considered charitable contributions and are fully deductible on your income taxes.

MISSION DRIVEN: Mass Energy uses the buying power of its members to sign-long term power purchase contracts with renewable energy projects in New England, enabling these projects to develop. Each new person who signs up for New England GreenStart and New England Wind helps Mass Energy to secure more contracts and produce more green energy!

NON-PROFIT: Organizations such as CET partner with Mass Energy to advocate for green energy, meaning your contribution also helps these non-profits achieve their goals to serve communities and the environment.

EASY AND QUICK: You can sign up online today in just a few minutes—all you need is your utility bill! This program makes it easy to support local wind energy, and even allows you to calculate the amount of energy you use and donate the equivalent premium cost.

For more information on Mass Energy’s programs and how you can sign up, visit http://www.massenergy.org/CET


  • James A. Martin

    Dies your business service mobile homes located on a rented space in a trailer park ?

    October 23, 2017
    • Morgan O'Connor

      Hi James! Thank you for reaching out to us. If your utility provider is National Grid or Eversource you are able to sign up for New England Wind or New England GreenStart. Mobile homes are also eligible for Mass Save incentives as well, including a Home Energy Assessment when an energy auditor would inspect your home for safety and efficiency of heating systems, as well as supply you with free LED lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, and energy strips. If you have specific questions about what you need help with regarding energy efficiency or waste diversion, you can call us at 413-586-7350. Thank you again for contacting us!

      October 25, 2017

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