I love this photograph. Defending democracy … and darning a sock. As it turns out, the two activities are not mutually exclusive. We’ve all learned that ordinary citizens like you and I can be extremely effective activists. But for a long time, “activism” seemed to be reserved for college kids, or professional “do-gooders,” or people wearing Birkenstocks (don’t judge, I wear them sometimes), or, frankly, for anyone with more time, or more passion, or less responsibility than ourselves. Activism was something that other people engaged in.
That was then. And this is now. Now we’re doing more. Much more.
We’re learning, and teaching, and protesting, and marching, and having real and serious conversations about our country and our way of life with friends both new and old. We’re breaking records, and building alliances, and shattering our preconceived notions of what our voices could accomplish.
And yes, there’s a lot of anxiety about where our country is going. But now we’re at a place in this resistance where it feels almost ordinary to ponder the legitimacy of the filibuster … while deciding what to cook for dinner.
Finding ways to fold activism into our lives in a way that feels sustainable is critical, and I see more and more people doing just that every day. You’re not alone, you know. I hear from more and more of you every week. I’ve got an amazingly inspirational vantage point that I sure wish you could see.
And let me tell you. What I’m seeing from this angle right now is an engaged, informed, persistent army of extraordinary citizen activists that is already a force to be reckoned with.
And we’re just getting started.
Let’s get to it!
First, before we get into daily tasks, a quick note about S27/H.R. 356. They are always on the list of bills to support. Until we have a bipartisan select committee investigating Russian interference, we simply cannot stop calling about this issue – even when it seems like yesterday’s news or it feels like we’ve asked for the hundredth-millionth time. But in the space that we have for this weekly list, I want to be able to highlight some other important issues too. Please just know that these bills are always on the call list.
Call: Your Representative. Find their telephone number here if you don’t already have it programmed into your contacts. If your Rep is a democrat, check to see if he/she has already sponsored H.R. 356. If they haven’t, ask them to co-sponsor! If they have, please thank them.
Script: Hi, my name is ____ and I live in zip code _____. I’m calling to encourage Representative ____ to co-sponsor H.R. 356. As the events of the last week have shown, we can no longer entrust this investigation to either the House or the Senate Intelligence Committees. Americans deserve to trust that the outcome of any investigation is a-political and independent, and it’s time that a commission is created to do just that.
Call: Your Senators. Find their telephone numbers here if you don’t already have them programmed into your contacts.
Script: Hi, my name is ____ and I live in zip code _____. I’m calling to encourage Senator _____ to cosponsor SB 27. As the events of the last week have shown, we can no longer entrust this investigation to either the House or the Senate Intelligence Committees. As Senator McCain said last week, regardless of the intentions of those committees, because of Rep. Nunes’ actions they no longer appear to be operating independently. Americans deserve to trust that the outcome of any investigation is a-political and independent, and it’s time that a commission is created to do just that.
Today is election day! There are loads of municipal elections happening all across the country today. Get out there, flex your civic muscles and vote! Tweet us your “I voted” selfie @smalldeedsdone – we’d love to share!
Wednesday (and also Tuesday! and Thursday!) Oppose Gorsuch and the Nuclear Option
I swear, everyone seems resigned to the GOP changing historic Senate rules and eliminating the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees. If we’ve learned anything in the past four months, it’s that citizen activists can make a big difference. I mean, seriously – we helped defeat the GOP’s signature legislation! If we can do that, we can do anything.
And it’s not set in stone that all of the Republican Senators will vote for the nuclear option. This is a rule change that the GOP recognizes will hurt them in the long run. In fact, back in 2013, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt was quoted in a Boston Globe article that he thought Senate Democrats would regret their decision to eliminate the filibuster for all but non-Supreme Court presidential nominations. They’ve had front row seats for the “what goes around comes around” show. It’s time for those of us in red states to call-call-call our Senators and remind them of the consequences of their actions.
Do this BEFORE Thursday, when the procedural vote is expected.
Call: Your Senator
GOP: My name is ____ and I’m a constituent here in [state name]. I’m calling to ask Senator _____ not to vote for the nuclear option this week. The Senate is supposed to be different from the House, and if the filibuster is eliminated for all nominees, it’s just a matter of time before it’s eliminated for legislation. The Democrats did away with the filibuster in 2013 for nominees, and it was wrong then. Like we tell our kids – two wrongs don’t make a right. I’ll be watching Senator ___’s vote on the nuclear option.
Dem: My name is _____ and I’m a constituent here in [state name]. I’m calling to ask Senator ____ to oppose Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation this week. His views are extreme, and his record shows that he sides with corporate interests time and again. I know the stakes are high, and I just want Senator _____ to know that I support his/her opposition to Neil Gorsuch.
Bonus action: If you’re a twitter user, this website has pre-made tweets to make your Twitter advocacy on Gorsuch’s nomination that much simpler.
Thursday: Protect Your Internet Browsing/Support SearchInternetHistory
Background: Last week the GOP decided that their constituents want fewer privacy protections, and voted to eliminate yet-to-be-implemented regulations that would have further protected our internet privacy. Although frustrating, the vote actually didn’t change the status quo – but it did highlight our current lack of internet privacy. Currently, internet service providers can save your search history and sell it to advertisers. So if you’ve wondered how those shoes you were looking at on Zappos ended up in an advertisement you saw on another page, now you know.
How can we combat this problem? There are a few simple things you can do. Using DuckDuckGo, Yippy or Ixquick as your search engines is a great start. They do a heck of a lot more to protect your privacy- neither DuckDuckGo nor Ixquick track your IP address or search history – and at least for DuckDuckGo and Ixquick, they don’t “personalize” your results. That means you get real results – not just what they think you want to see. A bubble-busting idea if I ever heard of one!
And finally, my personal favorite. You can support www.searchinternethistory.com, which is the brain child of internet privacy activist Adam McElhaney. Through his site and GoFundMe page, McElhaney intends to buy (and publish) the internet histories of the legislators that didn’t think our privacy was worth protecting. Supporters voted for which legislators’ histories should be purchased first. Sadly, voting has ended. But our fellow Americans have chosen wisely – Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell’s internet histories are at the top of the list. Well done, friends! If you’re interested in pitching in a few bucks, you can support Adam’s GoFundMe page or send him an e-mail to volunteer your skills and time.
Friday: Sign up for Green Pricing
Background: Last Tuesday, the Trump administration continued its assault on science, the planet and humanity by signing an executive order that was described as “taking a sledgehammer to U.S. climate action.” Lovely. Morale at the EPA is, understandably, at rock bottom. (Should we send them a cookie bouquet in solidarity?) Leaders in various states are trying to take up the slack – the California, Oregon and Washington governors, for example, have assured the international community that they stand with them on climate change. So, first action: If you’re a resident of those states, you can go to the hyperlink above to send a personal note to your Governor saying “thank you”!
After the EO signing, I got a number of e-mails from concerned citizens asking what we can do. So in my quest to find and assemble the best-most-awesome-and-helpful resources for you all to use, I encountered some unexpected difficulties that make for an interesting story. Can I share it with you real quick?
It’s about Green Pricing, which has been around for a while now. With green pricing, you opt to pay a little extra to your utility company to cover the cost of purchasing sustainable energy. So, you don’t have to change your electric company, you don’t have to go through any extra hoops. You just sign up, and voila! You’re supporting sustainable energy sources. Sounds like a great, non-controversial way to support a new industry (which happens to employ more people than coal) and the environment, right? You’d think that any administration, regardless of party, would want to encourage citizens to sign up and support sustainable energy, wouldn’t you?
Yeah. I thought so too.
And up until March 20, the web page http://www.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/index.shtml was a fantastic resource – a state-by-state list of each Green Pricing program with hyperlinks and everything. Organizations like Union of Concerned Scientists linked to that page when they directed folks to find a Green Pricing program in their area.
And that’s what I wanted to provide for you. But sometime between January 20 and March 20, that page was deleted, and visitors were redirected to this page http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/green-power.html
Poof! Gone was that list of programs organized by state. Gone was the spreadsheet feature. Gone were the hyperlinks to programs in each state. They were … disappeared. (Cue the ominous music.)
And try as I might, I couldn’t find a list of Green Pricing programs on the new government site. Perhaps they’re in the process of revamping and improving it. Perhaps they meant to make it more difficult for citizens to support renewable and sustainable energy. Either way, its demise might make you think that this means we’ve lost that resource forever.
At least for the present time, we’ll need to go to this link to access the hyperlinked state-by-state list of Green Pricing programs. I’ve also posted a simple excel spreadsheet of Green Pricing programs at the bottom of this post. It may not have the nifty hyperlinks, but it will at least make your search more efficient and will help you understand the resources available in your region.
So, while dramatic(ish), the story of the disappeared green pricing web page has a happy ending. But most importantly, it proves that regardless of this administration’s shenanigans, we’re unstoppable.
Alright, team! We’ve got another busy week. Let’s get to work!
You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours. ~Cesar Chavez
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|State||Utility Information||Enrollment Information||Type||Start Date||Premium|
|AL||Alabama Power Company||Renewable Energy Rate||hydro, wind, biomass||2003/2000||1.25¢/kWh|
|AL||PowerSouth Energy Cooperative: City of Andalusia, Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative, City of Brundidge, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Cooperative, Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative, Covington Electric Cooperative, Dixie Electric Cooperative, City of Elba, City of Opp, Pea River Electric Cooperative, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, South Alabama Electric Cooperative, Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative||Green Power Choice||landfill gas, wind, hydro||2006||2.0¢/kWh|
|AL||TVA: City of Athens Electric Department, Cherokee Electric Coop, Cullman Electric Coop, Cullman Power Board, Decatur Utilities, Florence Utilities, Guntersville Electric Board, Hartselle Utilities, Huntsville Utilities, Joe Wheeler EMC, Marshall-DeKalb Electric Coop, Muscle Shoals Electric Board, North Alabama Electric Coop, Sand Mountain Electric Coop, Scottsboro Electric Power Board, Sheffield Utilities, Tuscumbia Electric Department||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|AK||Golden Valley Electric Association||Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP)||various local projects||2005||11.02¢/kWh|
|AZ||Arizona Public Service||Green Choice||wind, biomass, landfill gas, geothermal, and solar||2007||1.02¢/kWh|
|AZ||Salt River Project||EarthWise Energy||PV for non-profits||1998/2001||Contribution|
|AZ||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Columbus Electric Cooperative, Inc.||Renewable Resource Power Rider||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|AZ||Tucson Electric||Bright Tucson Community Solar Program||local PV||2010||2.0¢/kWh|
|AZ||UniSource Energy Services||Bright Arizona Community Solar Program||local PV||2004||2.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Alameda Municipal Power||Alameda Green||wind, solar||2012||1.5¢/kWh|
|CA||Anaheim Public Utilities||Green Power Program||various renewables||2002||2.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Anaheim Public Utilities||Sun Power for the Schools||PV||2002||Contribution|
|CA||Los Angeles Department of Water and Power||Green Power for a Green LA||wind, hydro and PV||1999||3.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Marin Clean Energy: City of Belvedere, Town of Fairfax, County of Marin, City of Mill Valley, Town of San Anselmo, City of San Rafael, City of Sausalito, Town of Tiburon||Local Sol||100% local solar||2014||6.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Marin Clean Energy: City of Belvedere, Town of Fairfax, County of Marin, City of Mill Valley, Town of San Anselmo, City of San Rafael, City of Sausalito, Town of Tiburon||Light Green||50% renewable||2008||0.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Marin Clean Energy: City of Belvedere, Town of Fairfax, County of Marin, City of Mill Valley, Town of San Anselmo, City of San Rafael, City of Sausalito, Town of Tiburon||Deep Green||100% renewable||2010||1.0¢/kWh|
|CA||PacifiCorp: Pacific Power||Blue Sky Block||wind||2000||1.95¢/kWh|
|CA||Pasadena Water & Power||Green Power||wind||2003||2.5¢/kWh|
|CA||Roseville Electric||Green Roseville||wind, PV||2005||0.5¢/kWh|
|CA||Sacramento Municipal Utility District||SolarShares||PV||2007||$10.75/mo|
|CA||Sacramento Municipal Utility District||Greenergy||100% wind, PV, landfill gas, hydro, geothermal||1997||$6/month|
|CA||Silicon Valley Power / 3Degrees||Santa Clara Green Power||wind, PV||2004||1.5¢/kWh|
|CA||Sonoma Clean Power||Clean Start||36% biomass, geothermal, wind||2014||0.0¢/kWh|
|CA||Sonoma Clean Power||Evergreen||100% geothermal||2014||3.5¢/kWh|
|CA||Southern California Edison||Green Rate||50% and 100% local solar||2015||3.5¢/kWh|
|CO||Colorado Springs Utilities||Renewable Energy Certificates Program||wind and geothermal||2008||0.34¢/kWh|
|CO||Colorado Springs Utilities||Green Power||wind||1999||3.0¢/kWh|
|CO||Holy Cross Energy||Wind Power Pioneers||wind||1998||0.5¢/kWh-1.25¢/kWh|
|CO||Holy Cross Energy||Local Renewable Energy Pool||small hydro||2002||2.33¢/kWh|
|CO||Platte River Power Authority: Estes Park, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, Loveland Water & Power||Nature’s Energy||wind||1999||1.3¢/kWh-2.96¢/kWh|
|CO||Tri-State Generation & Transmission : Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Empire Electric Association, Inc., Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc., Highline Electric Association, La Plata Electric Association, Inc., Morgan County Rural Electric Association, Mountain Parks Electric, Inc., Mountain View Electric Association, Inc., Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc., San Isabel Electric Association, Inc., San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., San Miguel Power Association, Inc., Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., Southeast Colorado Power Association, United Power, Inc., White River Electric Association, Inc., Y-W Electric Association, Inc.||Green Power Program||wind, solar, and hydro||1998||0.09¢/kWh|
|CO||Yampa Valley Electric Association||Green Power Options||wind and solar||1999||0.6¢/kWh|
|DE||Delaware Electric Cooperative||Renewable Energy Rider||landfill gas||2006||0.2¢/kWh|
|FL||PowerSouth Energy Cooperative: CHELCO, Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, West Florida Electric Cooperative||Green Power Choice||landfill gas||2006||2.0¢/kWh|
|FL||Tampa Electric Company (TECO)||Renewable Energy||PV, landfill, biomass co-firing (wood)||2001||2.5¢/kWh|
|FL||Utilities Commission City of New Smyrna Beach||Green Fund||local PV projects||1999||Contribution|
|GA||Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (35 of 42 coops offer program): Altamaha EMC, Amicalola EMC, Canoochee EMC, Carroll EMC, Central Georgia EMC, Cobb EMC, Coastal Electric, Colquitt EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, Flint Energies, Grady EMC, GreyStone Power, Habersham EMC, Hart EMC, Irwin EMC, Jackson EMC, Jefferson Energy, Little Ocmulgee EMC, Middle Georgia EMC, Mitchell EMC, Ocmulgee EMC, Oconee EMC, Planters EMC, Rayle EMC, Sawnee EMC, Slash Pine EMC, Snapping Shoals EMC, Southern Rivers Energy, Sumter EMC, Three Notch EMC, Tri-County EMC, Upson EMC, Walton EMC, Washington EMC||Green Power EMC||landfill gas, PV in schools, wind, woodwaste||2001||2.0¢/kWh-3.3¢/kWh|
|GA||Georgia Power||Standard Green Energy Option||biomass, landfill gas, and solar||2006||3.5¢/kWh|
|GA||Georgia Power||Premium Green Energy with Solar Option||biomass and landfill gas with at least 50% solar||2006||5.0¢/kWh|
|GA||TVA: Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, North Georgia EMC, Tri-State EMC||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|HI||Hawaiian Electric||Sun Power for Schools||PV in schools||1997||Contribution|
|ID||Avista Utilities||Buck-A-Block||wind, solar and biomass||2002||0.35¢/kWh|
|ID||Idaho Power||Green Power Program||wind||2001||Contribution|
|ID||PacifiCorp: Rocky Mountain Power||Blue Sky||wind||2003||1.95¢/kWh|
|ID||Vigilante Electric Cooperative||Alternative Renewable Energy Program||wind||2003||1.1¢/kWh|
|IL||City of Naperville / Community Energy||Renewable Energy Program||wind, PV||2005||2.5¢/kWh|
|IL||Dairyland Power Cooperative: Jo-Carroll Energy/Elizabeth||Evergreen Renewable Energy Program||landfill gas, biogas, hydro, wind||1997||1.5¢/kWh|
|IL||Wabash Valley Power Association (10 of 25 coops offer program): Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Kosciusko REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, NineStar Connect, Northeastern REMC, Parke County REMC, Tipmont REMC||EnviroWatts||wind, landfill gas||2000||0.9¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|IN||Duke Energy||GoGreen Power||wind, PV, landfill gas, digester gas||2001||1.8-2.0¢/kWh|
|IN||Hoosier Energy (6 of 17 coops offer program): Daviess-Martin County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Henry County REMC, South Central Indiana REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC||EnviroWatts||landfill gas, wind and hydro||2001||2.0¢/kWh-4.0¢/kWh|
|IN||Indianapolis Power & Light||Green Power Option||wind||1998||0.2¢/kWh|
|IN||Northern Indiana Public Service Company||Green Power Program||100% wind||2013||0.23¢/kWh|
|IN||Wabash Valley Power Association (10 of 25 coops offer program): Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Kosciusko REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, NineStar Connect, Northeastern REMC, Parke County REMC, Tipmont REMC||EnviroWatts||wind, landfill gas||2000||0.9¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|IA||Alliant Energy||Second Nature||landfill gas, wind||2001||2.0¢/kWh|
|IA||Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Access Energy Cooperative, Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative||varies by utility||biomass, wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh-3.5¢/kWh|
|IA||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Lyon Rural, Harrison County, Nishnabotna Valley Cooperative, Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative, Western Iowa||Prairie Winds||wind||2000||varies by utillity|
|IA||Cedar Falls Utilities||Harvest the Wind||wind||2000||2.5¢/kWh|
|IA||Corn Belt Power Cooperatives (5 of 11 coops offer program): Butler County REC, Franklin REC, Grundy County REC, Humboldt County REC, Sac County REC||Energy Wise Renewables||wind||2003||1.5¢/kWh|
|IA||Dairyland Power Cooperative: Allamakee-Clayton/Postville, Hawkeye Tri-County/Cresco, Heartland Power/Thompson & St. Ansgar||Evergreen Renewable Energy Program||hydro, wind, landfill gas, biogas and solar||1998||1.5¢/kWh|
|IA||Farmers Electric Cooperative||Green Power Project||biodiesel, wind||2004||Contribution|
|IA||Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (84 of 137 munis offer program) Afton, Algona, Alta Vista, Aplington, Auburn, Bancroft, Bellevue, Bloomfield, Breda, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Burt, Callender, Carlisle, Cascade, Coggon, Coon Rapids, Corning, Corwith, Danville, Dayton, Durant, Dysart, Earlville, Eldridge, Ellsworth, Estherville, Fairbank, Farnhamville, Fontanelle, Forest City, Gowrie, Grafton, Grand Junction, Greenfield, Grundy Center, Guttenberg, Hopkinton, Hudson, Independence, Keosauqua, La Porte City, Lake Mills, Lake View, Laurens, Lenox, Livermore, Maquoketa, Marathon, McGregor, Milford, Montezuma, Mount Pleasant, Neola, New Hampton, Ogden, Orient, Osage, Panora, Pella, Pocahontas, Preston, Readlyn, Rockford, Sabula, Sergeant Bluff, Sibley, Spencer, Stanhope, State Center, Stratford, Strawberry Point, Stuart, Tipton, Villisca, Vinton, Webster City, West Bend, West Liberty, West Point, Westfield, Whittemore, Wilton, Winterset||Green City Energy||wind, biomass, PV||2003||Varies by utility|
|IA||MidAmerican Energy||Renewable Advantage||wind||2004||Contribution|
|IA||Missouri River Energy Services: Alton, Atlantic, Denison, Fontanelle, Hartley, Hawarden, Kimballton, Lake Park, Manilla, Orange City, Paullina, Primghar, Remsen, Rock Rapids, Sanborn, Shelby, Sioux Center, Woodbine||RiverWinds||wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh|
|IA||Muscatine Power and Water||Green Muscatine||PV, wind, geothermal||2004||Contribution|
|IA||Waverly Light & Power||Green Power Choice||wind||2003||Contribution|
|KS||Westar Energy||Renewable Energy Program Rider||wind||2012||1.0¢/kWh|
|KY||Big Rivers Electric Corporation: Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, Kenergy Corporation, Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation||Renewable Resources Energy (EnviroWatts)||100% biomass||2007||3.63¢/kWh|
|KY||East Kentucky Power Cooperative: Blue Grass Energy, Clark, Cumberland, Fleming-Mason, Grayson, Inter-County Energy, Jackson, Licking Valley, Nolin, Owen Electric, Salt River, Shelby, South Kentucky||EnviroWatts||landfill gas||2002||2.75¢/kWh|
|KY||E.ON U.S.: Louisville Gas and Electric Co., Kentucky Utilities Co.||Green Energy||biomass, low impact hydro, wind||2007||0.3¢/kWh|
|KY||TVA: Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, Franklin Electric Plant Board, Hopkinsville Electric System, Murray Electric System, Pennyrile Rural Electric Coop, Russellville Electric Plant Board, Tri-County Electric, Warren Rural Electric Coop||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|MA||Braintree Electric Light Department||BGreen||solar and wind||2009||Contribution|
|MA||Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP)||Green Power||hydro||2004||3.0¢/kWh|
|MA||Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations||SELCO Green Light||wind||2009||0.5¢/kWh|
|MA||Wellesley Municipal Light Plant||Wellesley Renewable Energy||solar, wind and biomass||2009||4.0¢/kWh|
|MI||Consumers Energy||Green Generation||75% wind, 25% landfill gas||2005||1.0¢/kWh|
|MI||DTE Energy||GreenCurrents||wind, biomass||2007||2.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh|
|MI||Lansing Board of Water and Light||GreenWise Electric Power||landfill gas, small hydro||2001||3.0¢/kWh|
|MI||Upper Peninsula Power Company||UPPCO Green||wind, solar, and biomass||2004||2.4¢/kWh|
|MI||Wabash Valley Power Association (10 of 25 coops offer program): Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Kosciusko REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, NineStar Connect, Northeastern REMC, Parke County REMC, Tipmont REMC||EnviroWatts||wind, landfill gas||2000||0.9¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|MI||We Energies||Energy for Tomorrow||wind, landfill gas, hydro, PV||2000||3.0¢/kWh|
|MI||Wisconsin Public Service||NatureWise||wind, solar and biomass||2002||2.4¢/kWh|
|MN||Alliant Energy||Second Nature||landfill gas, wind||2002||2.0¢/kWh|
|MN||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Minnesota Valley Electric Coop, Sioux Valley Southwestern||Prairie Winds||wind||2002||varies by utillity|
|MN||Dairyland Power Cooperative: Freeborn-Mower Cooperative / Albert Lea, People’s / Rochester, Tri-County / Rushford||Evergreen Renewable Energy Program||hydro, wind, landfill gas, biogas||1998||1.5¢/kWh|
|MN||Great River Energy (all 28 coops offer program): Agralite, Arrowhead, BENCO Electric, Brown County Rural Electric, Connexus Energy, Co-op Light & Power, Crow Wing Power, Dakota Electric Association, East Central Electric Association, Federated Rural Electric, Goodhue County, Itasca Mantrap Cooperative, Kandiyohi Power Cooperative, Lake Country Power, Lake Region Electric Cooperative, McLeod Cooperative Power, Meeker Cooperative Light & Power, Mille Lacs Electric Cooperative, Minnesota Valley, Nobles Cooperative Electric, North Itasca, Redwood Electric Cooperative, Runestone Electric, South Central Electric Association, Stearns Electric, Steele-Waseca, Todd-Wadena, Wright-Hennepin Electric||Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy Program||wind||1998||0.4¢/kWh|
|MN||Minnkota Power Cooperative: Beltrami, Clearwater Polk, North Star, PKM, Red Lake, Red River, Roseau, Wild Rice; Northern Municipal Power Agency (10 municipals)||Infinity Wind Energy||wind||1999||0.5¢/kWh|
|MN||Missouri River Energy Services: Adrian, Alexandria, Barnesville, Benson, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Elbow Lake, Henning, Jackson, Lakefield, Lake Park, Luverne, Madison, Moorhead, Ortonville, St. James, Sauk Centre, Staples, Wadena, Westbrook, Worthington||RiverWinds||wind||2002||2.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh|
|MN||Moorhead Public Service||Capture the Wind||wind||1998||0.5¢/kWh|
|MN||Otter Tail Power Company||TailWinds||wind||2002||1.3¢/kWh|
|MS||TVA: 4-County Electric Power Association, Alcorn Electric Power Association, Central Electric Power Association, Columbus Light & Water, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association, Northcentral MS EPA, City of Okolona Electric Dept., City of Oxford Electric Dept., Starkville Electric System, Tallahatchie Valley EPA, Tippah Electric Power Association, Tishomingo County Electric Power Association, Tupelo Water & Light Department||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|MO||Ameren Missouri||Pure Power||wind||2007||1.0¢/kWh|
|MO||Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Black River Electric Cooperative, Boone Electric Cooperative, Callaway Electric Cooperative, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative , Crawford Electric Cooperative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Intercounty Electric Cooperative, Laclede Electric Cooperative, Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative, Macon Electric Cooperative, White River Valley Electric Cooperative||varies by utility||biomass, wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh-3.5¢/kWh|
|MO||City Utilities of Springfield||CU Solar Initiative||solar||2000||4.04¢/kWh|
|MO||EnviroWatts||wind, landfill gas||2000||0.9¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|MT||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Flathead Electric Coop, Lower Yellowstone, Powder River Energy||Prairie Winds||wind||2000||varies by utillity|
|MT||Northwestern Energy||E+ Green||wind, PV||2003||2.0¢/kWh|
|MT||Park Electric Cooperative||Green Power Program||various renewables||2002||0.09¢/kWh|
|MT||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Big Horn Rural Electric Company||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|MT||Vigilante Electric Cooperative||Alternative Renewable Energy Program||wind||2003||1.1¢/kWh|
|NE||Omaha Public Power District||Green Power Program||landfill gas, wind||2002||Contribution|
|NE||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Chimney Rock Public Power District, Highline Electric Association, Northwest Rural Public Power District||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|NV||Deseret Power: Mt. Wheeler Power Cooperative||GreenWay||various||2005||1.95¢/kWh|
|NV||NV Energy||Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower Program||PV on schools||Unknown||Contribution|
|NV||NV Energy||NV Green Energy Rate||50% or 100% renewables||2013||varies quarterly|
|NM||El Paso Electric Company||Renewable Energy Tariff||solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and biomass||2003||5.84¢/kWh|
|NM||Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities||LA Green||wind, solar and hydro||2013||0.5¢/kWh|
|NM||Public Service of New Mexico||PNM Sky Blue||solar and wind||2003||1.7¢/kWh|
|NM||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative, Inc., Columbus Electric Cooperative, Inc., Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc., Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc., Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc., Navopache Electric Cooperative, Northern Rio Arriba Electric Cooperative, Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc., Sierra Electric Cooperative, Inc., Socorro Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc., Springer Electric Cooperative, Inc.||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||varies by utility|
|NC||Dominion North Carolina Power||NC GreenPower||biomass, hydro, landfill gas, PV, wind||2003||2.5¢/kWh-4.0¢/kWh|
|NC||Duke Energy||NC GreenPower||biomass, hydro, landfill gas, PV, wind||2003||2.5¢/kWh-4.0¢/kWh|
|NC||ElectriCities: City of Albemarle, Town of Apex, City of Concord, Town of Cornelius, Fayetteville PWC, Town of Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities, City of High Point, Town of Huntersville, City of Kinston, City of Laurinburg, City of Lexington, City of Monroe, City of New Bern, City of Newton, City of Shelby, City of Statesville, Town of Wake Forest, City of Washington, Town of Waynesville, City of Wilson-Wilson Energy||NC GreenPower||biomass, hydro, landfill gas, PV, wind||2003||2.5¢/kWh-4.0¢/kWh|
|NC||Progress Energy / CP&L||NC GreenPower||biomass, hydro, landfill gas, PV, wind||2003||2.5¢/kWh-4.0¢/kWh|
|NC||TVA: Mountain Electric Cooperative||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|ND||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Burke Divide, Capital, Dakota Valley, KEM Electric Coop, Oliver Mercer Electric Coop, McKenzie Electric Coop, Montrail Williams, Mor-gran-sou Electric Coop, North Central Electric Coop, Northern Plains, Slope Electric Coop, Verendrye, West Plains||PrairieWinds||wind||2000||varies by utillity|
|ND||Minnkota Power Cooperative: Cass County Electric, Cavalier Rural Electric, Nodak Electric; Northern Municipal Power Agency (2 municipals)||Infinity Wind Energy||wind||1999||0.3¢/kWh|
|ND||Missouri River Energy Services: City of Lakota||RiverWinds||wind||2002||2.0¢/kWh|
|OH||American Municipal Power-Ohio / Green Mountain Energy: City of Bowling Green, Cuyahoga Falls, Westerville, Wyandotte, Yellow Springs||EcoSmart Choice||small hydro, landfill gas, wind||2009||0.5¢/kWh|
|OH||Buckeye Power (Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives)||EnviroWatts||wind, solar, bio-digesters, landfill gas||2006||2.0¢/kWh|
|OH||Duke Energy||GoGreen Power||wind, PV, landfill gas, digester gas||2001||1.8-2.0¢/kWh|
|OH||EnviroWatts||wind, landfill gas||2000||0.9¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|OK||Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.: Central Rural Electric Cooperative||varies by utility||biomass, wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh-3.5¢/kWh|
|OK||OG&E Electric Services||OG&E Wind Power||wind||2003||0.35¢/kWh-0.45¢/kWh|
|OK||Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority: Tonkawa, Altus, Frederick, Okeene, Prague Municipal Utilities and Edmond Electric||Pure & Simple||wind||2004||0.27¢/kWh|
|OK||Public Service Company of Oklahoma||WindChoice||100% wind||2011||1.0¢/kWh|
|OK||Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (19 of 19 coops offer program): Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Caddo Electric Cooperative, Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Choctaw Electri Cooperative, Cimmaron Electric Cooperative, Cotton Electric Cooperative, East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Harmon Electric Cooperative, Kay Electric Cooperative, Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, Kiwash Electric Cooperative, Northfork Electric Cooperative, Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, People’s Electric Cooperative, Red River Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Rural Electric Cooperative, Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative||WindWorks||wind||2004||0.5¢/kWh|
|OR||City of Ashland / Bonneville Environmental Foundation||Renewable Pioneers||PV, wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh|
|OR||Columbia River PUD||Choice Energy||wind||2005||1.5¢/kWh|
|OR||Emerald People’s Utility District||GREEN for Homes||wind and landfill gas||2011||0.8¢/kWh|
|OR||Eugene Water & Electric Board||EWEB Greenpower||various renewables||2007||1.0¢/kWh-1.5¢/kWh|
|OR||Idaho Power||Green Power Program||wind||2001||Contribution|
|OR||Midstate Electric Cooperative||Environmentally-Preferred Power||wind||1999||2.5¢/kWh|
|OR||Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative||Green Power||wind||2002||1.5¢/kWh|
|OR||Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative: Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative, Central Electric Cooperative, Clearwater Power, Consumers Power, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Douglas Electric Cooperative, Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Lost River Electric Cooperative, Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Umatilla Electric Cooperative, West Oregon Electric Cooperative, (11 of 15 coops offer program)||Green Power||landfill gas||1998||1.8¢/kWh-2.0¢/kWh|
|OR||PacifiCorp: Pacific Power||Blue Sky QS (Commercial Only)||wind||2004||Sliding scale depending on size|
|OR||PacifiCorp: Pacific Power||Blue Sky Block||wind||2000||1.95¢/kWh|
|OR||Portland General Electric /|
|Green Mountain Energy Company||Green Source||wind, landfill gas, low-impact hydro||2002||0.8¢/kWh|
|OR||Portland General Electric /|
|Green Mountain Energy Company||Clean Wind for Medium to Large Commercial & Industrial Accounts||wind||2002||0.3¢/kWh|
|OR||Portland General Electric /|
|Green Mountain Energy Company||Clean Wind||wind||2002||1.25¢/kWh|
|OR||Springfield Utility Board||ECOchoice||various||2007||1.0¢/kWh|
|SC||Duke Energy Carolinas||Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)||wind, solar, landfill gas||2008||4.0¢/kWh|
|SC||Progress Energy Carolinas||Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)||wind, solar, landfill gas||2008||4.0¢/kWh|
|SC||Santee Cooper: Aiken Electric Cooperative, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Blue Ridge Electric, Coastal Electric Cooperative, Edisto Electric Cooperative, Fairfield Electric Cooperative, Horry Electric Cooperative, Laurens Electric Cooperative, Lynches River Electric Cooperative, Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Santee Electric Cooperative, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, York Electric Cooperative||Green Power Program||landfill gas, wind, solar||2001||3.0¢/kWh|
|SC||SCE&G||Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)||wind, solar, landfill gas||2008||4.0¢/kWh|
|SD||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Bon Homme-Yankton Electric Assn., Central Electric Cooperative Association, Charles Mix Electric Association, City of Elk Point, Clay-Union Electric Corporation, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Dakota Energy Cooperative, Douglas Electric Cooperative, FEM Electric Association, H-D Electric Cooperative, Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, McCook Electric Cooperative, Northern Electric Cooperative, Oahe Electric Cooperative, Renville-Sibley Coop. Power Assn., Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Coop, Southeastern Electric Coop, Union County Electric Cooperative, Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Black Hills Electric Coop, LaCreek Electric Coop, West River Power Association, Butte Electric Coop, Cherry Todd Electric Coop, Moreau Grand, Grand Electric Cooperative, Rosebud||Prairie Winds||wind||2000||varies by utillity|
|SD||Missouri River Energy Services: City of Vermillion||RiverWinds||wind||2002||2.0¢/kWh-2.5¢/kWh|
|SD||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Niobrara Electric Association, Inc.||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|TN||TVA: Alcoa Electric Department, Appalachian Electric Cooperative, Athens Utility Board, Bristol Tennessee Electric System, Brownsville Utility Department, Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, Chickasaw Electric Cooperative, Clarksville Department of Electricity, Cleveland Utilities, Clinton Utilities Board, Columbia Power & Water Systems, Cookeville Electric Department, Covington Electric System, Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Dickson Electric Department, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, Dyersberg Electric System, City of Elizabethton Electric System, EPB (Chattanooga), Erwin Utilities, Etowah Utilities, Fayetteville Public Utilities, Fort Loudon Electric Cooperative, Gallatin Department of Electricity, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, Greeneville Light and Power System, Harriman Utility Board, Holston Electric Cooperative, Jackson Energy Authority, Jellico Electric & Water, Johnson City Power Board, Knoxville Utilities Board, Lafollette Utilities Board, Lawrenceburg Power System, Lenoir City Utilities Board, Lexington Electric System, Loudon Utilities, City of Maryville Electric Department, McMinnville Electric System, Memphis Light Gas & Water, Meriwhether Lewis Electric Cooperative, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, Milan Department of Public Utilities, Morristown Power System, Mountain Electric Cooperative, Murfreesboro Electric Department, Nashville Electric Service, Newport Utilities, Oak Ridge Electric Department, Paris Board of Public Utilities, Pickwick Electric Cooperative, Plateau Electric Cooperative, Powell Valley Electric Cooperative, Pulaski Electric System, Rockwood Electric Utility, Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, Sevier County Electric System, Shelbyville Power System, Smithville Electric System, Somerville Utility Department, Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, Springfield Department of Electricity, Sweetwater Utilities Board, Tennessee Valley EC, Tri-County Electric, Tullahoma Utilities Board, Union City Electric System, Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Volunteer Energy Cooperative, Weakley County Municipal Electric System, Winchester Utilities||Green Power Switch||landfill gas, PV, wind||2000||2.67¢/kWh|
|TX||Austin Energy (City of Austin)||GreenChoice||wind||2000/1997||0.75¢/kWh|
|TX||College Station Utilities||Wind Watts (10%/50%/100%)||new wind||2009||0.5¢/kWh|
|TX||CPS Energy (San Antonio)||Windtricity||wind||2000||1.0¢/kWh|
|TX||El Paso Electric Company||Renewable Energy Tariff||wind||2001||3.53¢/kWh|
|TX||Pedernales Electric Cooperative||Renewable Power||wind, hydro||2006||0.5¢/kWh|
|UT||City of St. George||Clean Green Power||wind, small hydro||2005||2.95¢/kWh|
|UT||Deseret Power: Bridger Valley Electric, Dixie Escalante Rural Electric, Flowell Electric, Garkane Energy, Moon Lake Electric, Mt. Wheeler Power||GreenWay||various||2004||1.95¢/kWh|
|UT||PacifiCorp: Rocky Mountain Power||Blue Sky||wind||2003||1.95¢/kWh|
|UT||PacifiCorp: Utah Power||Blue Sky||wind||2000||1.95¢/kWh|
|UT||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Empire Electric Association, Inc.||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|VT||Green Mountain Power||Cow Power||biogas||2004||4.0¢/kWh|
|VA||Dominion Virginia Power / 3Degrees||Dominion Green Power||biomass, wind, landfill gas, solar||2009||1.3¢/kWh|
|WA||Avista Utilities||Buck-A-Block||wind, solar and biomass||2002||0.35¢/kWh|
|WA||Benton County Public Utility District||Green Power Program||landfill gas, wind, hydro||1999||Contribution|
|WA||Chelan County PUD||Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP)||PV, wind, micro hydro||2001||Contribution|
|WA||Clallam County PUD||Watts Green||landfill gas||2001||1.7¢/kWh|
|WA||Clark Public Utilities||Green Lights||PV, wind||2002||1.5¢/kWh|
|WA||Cowlitz PUD/Bonneville Environmental Foundation||Renewable Resource Energy||wind, PV||2002||0.8¢/kWh|
|WA||Lewis County PUD||Green Power Energy Rate||wind||2003||2.0¢/kWh|
|WA||Mason County PUD No. 3||Mason Evergreen Power||wind||2003||1.0¢/kWh|
|WA||Northen Wasco County PUD||Pure Power||wind||2007||2.5¢/kWh|
|WA||Orcas Power & Light||Go Green||wind, hydro||1999||4.0¢/kWh|
|WA||Pacific County PUD||Green Power||landfill gas||2002||1.05¢/kWh|
|WA||PacifiCorp: Pacific Power||Blue Sky Block||wind||2000||1.95¢/kWh|
|WA||Peninsula Light||Renewable Option Program||wind||2002||1.5¢/kWh|
|WA||Puget Sound Energy||Green Power Program||wind, hydro, biogas, solar||2002||1.25¢/kWh|
|WA||Seattle City Light||Green Up||geothermal, biomass, wind, hydro||2005||1.5¢/kWh|
|WA||Seattle City Light||Seattle Green Power||PV, biogas||2002||Contribution|
|WA||Snohomish County Public Utility District||Planet Power||wind||2002||Contribution|
|WA||Tacoma Power||EverGreen Options||wind||2000||1.2¢/kWh|
|WI||Alliant Energy||Second Nature||wind, landfill gas||2000||2.0¢/kWh|
|WI||Dairyland Power Cooperative: Barron Electric, Bayfield/ Iron River, Chippewa / Cornell Valley, Clark / Greenwood, Dunn / Menomonie, Eau Claire / Fall Creek, Jackson / Black River Falls, Jump River / Ladysmith, Oakdale, Pierce-Pepin / Ellsworth, Polk-Burnett / Centuria, Price / Phillips, Richland, Riverland / Arcadia, St. Croix / Baldwin, Scenic Rivers / Lancaster, Taylor / Medford, Vernon / Westby||Evergreen Renewable Energy Program||hydro, wind, landfill gas, biogas||1998||1.5¢/kWh|
|WI||Madison Gas and Electric||Green Power Tomorrow||wind solar||1999||2.44¢/kWh|
|WI||We Energies||Energy for Tomorrow||landfill gas, PV, hydro, wind||1996||2.0¢/kWh|
|WI||Wisconsin Public Service||NatureWise||wind, solar and biomass||2002||2.4¢/kWh|
|WI||Wisconsin Public Service||Solar Wise for Schools||PV in schools||1996||Contribution|
|WI||WPPI Energy (34 of 37 munis offer program): Algoma, Cedarburg, Florence, Kaukauna, Muscoda, Stoughton, Reedsburg, Oconomowoc, Waterloo, Whitehall, Columbus, Hartford, Lake Mills, New Holstein, Richland Center, Boscobel, Cuba City, Hustisford, Sturgeon Bay, Waunakee, Lodi, New London, Plymouth, River Falls, Sun Prairie, Waupun, Eagle River, Jefferson, Menasha, New Richmond, Prairie du Sac, Slinger, Two Rivers, Westby||Renewable Energy Program||wind,solar and biogas||2001||1.0¢/kWh|
|WY||Basin Electric Power Cooperative: Powder River Energy||Prairie Winds||wind||2000||varies by utillity|
|WY||Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company/Bonneville Environmental Foundation||Renewable Premium Program||99% new wind, 1% new solar||2006||1.24¢/kWh|
|WY||Lower Valley Energy||Green Power||wind||2003||1.2¢/kWh|
|WY||PacifiCorp: Pacific Power||Blue Sky||wind||2000||1.95¢/kWh|
|WY||Tri-State Generation & Transmission: Carbon Power & Light, Inc.||Renewable Resource Power Service||wind, hydro||2001||1.25¢/kWh|
|WY||Yampa Valley Electric Association|