Green Energy Frequently Asked Questions
Is renewable energy reliable?
Yes. Renewable energy is reliable because there is no shortage of it on the planet. By supporting renewable energy generation, you are helping to offset the amount of electricity that needs to be generated by fossil fuels.
Is renewable energy clean?
Yes. Renewable energy creates low or no emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Generating electricity from renewable sources prevents emissions that would otherwise be released from fossil fuel generation.
How can I be sure I am supporting renewable energy?
IGS Energy purchases what are called voluntary Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) from one or more U.S. generators. These REC’s are evaluated by a nationally recognized REC tracking system to ensure the validity of each transaction.
What is a renewable energy certificate (REC)?
A REC is a tradeable commodity of renewable energy that can be sold encouraging a larger and more efficient national market for renewable energy. Purchasing RECs benefits the environment, the economy and energy independence.
What types of renewable resources does go green™ support?
IGS Energy always seeks to purchase the most cost-effective renewable energy certificates to ensure you receive the best rate while contributing to a greener environment. Depending on energy market fluctuations and availability of alternative energy resources, you may be supporting renewable from a variety of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass.