December ESCO Update
A few days ago, the 2017 NYGATS report was finalized. "How exciting!," you say.
What’s a NYGATS report? The New York Generation Attribute Tracking System is an auditing system that verifies electricity generated, imported, and consumed in New York State.
Why should you care? NYGATS spells out each utility’s and ESCO’s “Environmental Disclosure Label”, showing fuel sources and air emissions to generate your electricity. You don’t like what you see? You’re in luck…You can change it!
What are NYSEG’s fuel sources and air emissions? Take a look at the table. Stunning, yes? Over the past decade, our electricity supply continues to be dominated by natural gas, and even with the blessing of our New York hydroelectric power, renewables supply less than 18% of our electricity.
Why not change this to 100%? You CAN! How? Simply by obtaining your supply from an ESCO supplying 100% renewable electricity. See this month’s 100% renewable energy ESCO update.
Can you still do this if you've purchased your own solar panels at your home or in a community solar garden or you subscribe to community solar program? Yes!
You already subscribe to a 100% renewable ESCO? Then please share this link with your climate-smart friends who may not.December ESCO Update.
Information provided by Gerri Wiley, a volunteer with HeatSmart, who provides us with regular reports on vetted suppliers.
Time is still on your side to beat the HeatSmart 2018 Enrollment Deadline on December 15th!
Yes! Time is still on your side, but don’t let it slip away! Enrollment for the 2018 HeatSmart program continues until midnight tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th. And doing the enrollment form only takes a couple minutes!
Perhaps you have already opened this message and made your own decision to act. But have you shared it with your friends? They deserve HeatSmart too! So please please be our ambassador and forward this message to your friends and acquaintances.
Remember, enrollment carries no obligations and provides a free assessment of the benefits of heating and cooling smart in your home.
The Ithaca Week at Ithaca College featured a story on how people in Tompkins County are greening up their homes while staying cozy. HeatSmart program director Jonathan Comstock was interviewed for this story.