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Today Is A Good Day To Switch To Windpower, Do It With The Click Of A Mouse

Today Is A Good Day To Switch To Windpower

Did you know you can switch to windpower with the click of a mouse?

Many people are unaware that they have an energy choice in Baltimore through their regular supplier, BGE. With the click of a mouse you can select a wind power plan comparable to standard energy rates in just minutes.

At a time when new streams are releasing stories of nuclear leaks, fracking wastewater, shale gas waste, mountaintop removal, dangerous coal dust deposits and more, if you haven’t already made the switch to windpower -shouldn’t you?

Baltidome used Clean Currents to switch wind power four years ago, and couldn’t be more pleased with the ease of the switch.

For those of you who have never made the energy switch before, fear not.  It takes a short amount of time and your new energy supplier will handle all of the necessary changes.  When you switch to a wind energy source, your bill will still come from BGE, as they are still your energy provider, but the company that sources the energy will be different and listed as such on your bill.  There will be no interruption in your service and the change is otherwise seamless.

You have an energy choice, so use it!

For customer testimonials on YouTube, CLICK HERE.



Up Your Green Know-how At Free Clean Energy Exhibition Monday

Up Your Green Know-how At Free Clean Energy Exhibition Monday

Thought leaders from industry, academia and government will come together on Monday, October 4th at the Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore to focus on job creation and business development opportunities inherent in addressing the climate change challenge.

The conference requires registration and $250, but a consumer trade exhibit that coincides with the summit will be free and open to the public from 9:00am – 9:00pm. The trade exhibition will have information on technologies such as wind and solar renewable energies, alternative fuels and biomass and smart energy consumption.

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For more information about the summit, CLICK HERE.

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Why Is Baltimore Responsible For Mountaintop Removal

Do Something About Mountaintop Removal, With The Click Of A Mouse

In their 2003 Annual Report, Baltimore-based Constellation Energy states,  “The primary source of coal we use is produced from mines located in central and northern Appalachia.” So, if you are a BGE (Constellation’s Maryland Utility) customer and you have never made changes to your BGE plan, YOU are responsible for mountaintop removal.

Here is something you can do right now from your computer to make a difference:

Switch your BGE electricity supply source to wind power. You may be unaware that you have an energy choice in Baltimore. Switching to a wind energy source is as easy as the click of the mouse.  When you switch to a wind energy source, your bill will still come from BGE, as they are still your energy provider, but the company that produces the energy will be different and listed as such on your bill.  There will be no interruption in your service and the change is otherwise seamless.  Currently wind power is cheaper than your regular BGE rate, so you will save money too.  CLICK HERE to make the switch.

Make a difference in just a few minutes and then please pass this on.



Electric bills are skyrocketing, state regulators are raising eyebrows, and BGE is called in to testify.
March 2, 2009, 3:42 pm
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On Friday Baltimore Sun writer Gus G. Sentementes reported,
“Officials with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the largest energy provider in Maryland, told regulators at a hearing yesterday that home-heating bills have skyrocketed this winter mainly because of significantly colder weather, greater household consumption and, to a lesser extent, spikes in commodity costs for electricity and gas.”

-But some just aren’t buying it. (For the full article, CLICK HERE.)

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Have your bills been higher than normal?  Unfortunately, BGE is the only electric provider to Baltimore, so you are stuck with them. You should know, however, that you do have a choice of supplier.  By choosing a supplier, you can decide what kind of energy source will power your home and business.  Many are unaware that wind power is an electricity choice in Baltimore.  I switched to wind power over two years ago and could not feel better about the change.  Your electricity rates will be higher initially, but you lock in the rate for one year, so it could even out by the year’s end.

Three months ago I chose to offset my winter energy costs by purchasing a smart power strip for the TV (and surrounds) and unplugging all electronics and appliances when not in use.  Since implementing these practices, I have cut my bill by half.  Last month the bill was $175 for our three-story rowhome.

For information about how to wind power, CLICK HERE.

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