Many people assume that going green is an expensive choice. The residents of the Village of Erie, Illinois have proven all these skeptics wrong. The residents of the Village of Erie, Illinois will be given the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint while saving money through the transition from their regular gas electric supplier to green energy supplier Nordic Energy Services.
Climate change has been on the news headlines for the past couple of months. The increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters such as earthquakes, severe droughts and tsunamis is evidence of the climate change phenomenon. The international community has thrown its weight behind climate change management initiatives geared towards sustainable development.
Although this is a positive change, a lot of the responsibility of mitigating climate change rests on our shoulders. Everyone living on this planet is in a position to make choices that will slow down the effects of climate change, no matter how little. The residents of the Village of Erie, Illinois are showing us by example how we can all play a part in making the world a greener place for future generations.
The transition to green energy by the Village of Erie, Illinois will see residents switch from regular non-renewable energy sources formally supplied by ComEd to green renewable energy supplied by Nordic Energy. The agreement between Nordic Energy and ComEd will enable residents to switch to greener and cheaper energy for the next three years.
The three year contract ensures that ComEd continue to handle the technical and commercial aspects of the supply of energy while Nordic Energy acts as primary energy suppliers to the community. This means that ComEd will continue to handle repairs and issue electric bills. The transition will essentially not affect the residents except for a reduction in their monthly bills. Going green could not be any easier.
Residents will still have the choice to opt out of the transition if they feel they are not comfortable with it. However, chances are that the prospect of saving money as they conserve the environment will convince most residents to stick with ComEd and Nordic Energy.
The Village of Erie, Illinois stands out as a fine example of what a community can do through the making of greener choices. Not only will the community save money but it will also ensure that natural resources will be enjoyed by generations to come.