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.