How renewable energy works
The traditional way of making electricity is by burning fossil fuels. Now there are many new ways to generate energy from sustainable sources such as wind power.
How to use energy from renewablesSince electricity from different sources cannot be separated after it reaches the grid, we simply replace the energy you use with renewable energy by purchasing 100% National Wind Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Your choice puts more clean energy on the power grid.
Where electricity is madeElectricity is generated in a variety of ways and mixed on the power grid. The energy mix that reaches your house depends on the generation facilities in your utility zone.
How harmful is traditional energy?
This video made by the American Lung Association video explains how everyday activities such as making electricity creates excess pollution and can cause health problems.
What to expect when switching to renewables
Changes at your homeThe beautiful thing about switching to a new energy supplier is that nothing changes at your house. There’s no appointment, your electricity is never turned off, and there are no physical changes to your property. You will continue to have the same reliable service as you do today.
Changes on your billThe switch to Tomorrow Energy happens behind the scenes at your local utility. While they continue to deliver your electricity, you will see Tomorrow Energy listed as the supplier on your regular energy bill. You will continue to pay the same bill as usual but you can feel great knowing your money is going toward clean energy. More on Energy Rates
You can even offset natural gas emissions
Natural gas produces less emissions than those of coal or oil, but it is still a fossil fuel, and can cause pollution in the extraction process. While renewable sources for natural gas do not exist, we counteract its toll by providing carbon offsets at no extra cost.
The Impact of Renewable Energy
- Demand for RECs will accelerate the development of renewable energy across the market.
- Many forms of renewable energy use little to no water.
- Renewable energy is completely sustainable and does not cause harm to the land like fossil-fuel extraction.
- Renewable energy does not create carbon dioxide (CO2), mercury, nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) or particulate matter into the air, water or soil.
- Demand for renewable energy creates more employment opportunities in the green job sector.
- Renewable energy is a homegrown energy source, helping secure America’s energy future and decrease our dependence on foreign energy.
- Renewable generation facilities are usually built in rural areas to take advantage of ample space and resource potential.