The Xcel Energy Windsource program is a deal where you can opt-in to have your home’s energy come from wind power rather than asthma generating, mine shaft collapsing, black lung generating, water polluting sources. While the power sent to your house isn’t coming directly from wind turbines, Xcel is required to source their energy from wind sources in proportion to the number of people who opt-in.
So, please do.
When I first joined the program around 5-6 years ago, the net cost for me was around $7/month. That was affordable, and it felt good to do it. As I’ve managed to reduce my energy consumption, that has dropped to around $5/month.
But, here’s the beauty of this: The true net cost of switching to clean energy is actually much cheaper than $5/month. Take a look at my most recent power bill:
Notice that I paid an extra $4.98 to have my energy sourced from wind turbines.
Now, check out the “Fuel Cost Charge”. This is where non-Windsource users were jacked an extra 2.85 cents per kWh to cover the costs of dirty energy like goal and natural gas. But, they couldn’t jack me because I don’t play that dirty energy game. Instead they kicked that back as a rebate, bringing my net cost for switching to non-asthma generating, mine shaft collapsing, black lung generating, water polluting sources: 96 cents.
Ask yourself: Is 3.2 cents per day too much to pay to avoid using electricity from asthma generating, mine shaft collapsing, black lung generating, water polluting sources? I would hope not.
It’s an easy choice, and only takes a minute: Sign up now.