3 Reasons Why You Need a Clean Energy Subscription
Inspire Clean Energy
Dec 17, 2020
6 min read
category: Sustainable Living
While many of us are used to having subscriptions to the magazines and newspapers that are delivered to our homes, these days it seems like there is a subscription for everything. From TV shows and movies to music, skincare, clothing, and vitamins — you name it and someone is offering a subscription for it. And whether you love subscriptions or remain wary of them, one thing is for sure: they aren’t going anywhere. One of the best parts about subscriptions is that they give you access to a particular good or service every month for one predictable price. But even with all the benefits and services they offer, there are very few subscriptions that are able to both make your life easier and help you make a difference by reducing your environmental impact. That is, until now.
Welcome to the clean energy subscription
When you first think about the relationship between the electricity you use in your home and sustainable habits, you might imagine turning off light switches when you leave a room, buying LED light bulbs, and unplugging electronics when they’re not in use. And while all of these habits are important to the mindful consumption of electricity, their impact still falls short of what it could be if the energy you were using were more sustainably sourced in the first place. By supporting clean energy, you’re not only helping to increase the demand for renewable resources, but also increasing the actual generation of clean energy which, over time, will result in our entire energy grid being powered by 100% renewable energy sources. So, what exactly are the benefits of subscribing to a clean energy service? Let’s find out.
Here are the top 3 reasons why a clean energy subscription will change your life (and the planet!) for the better.
1. Say goodbye to outrageous electricity bills
You know that moment when you open your monthly electricity bill from your utility company and see a much higher number than you expected next to “Amount Due”? We’ve all been there. Some months, particularly in the icy cold winter and the blistering hot summer, we end up using a bit more electricity than we anticipated just trying to stay comfortable in our homes. And that inevitably means higher bills. Unless you happen to be a budgeting wizard, these higher bills can really throw your finances for a loop.
But with a subscription plan, your bill volatility woes disappear. Not only do you get to lock in a set price for your entire contract, but some plans will even let you use as much energy as you need whenever you need it. Inspire’s Unlimited 100% Clean Energy Subscription, for example, let’s you do just this. You’re offered a flat monthly price that’s customized to fit your home’s needs and it truly is unlimited. Your price doesn’t change depending on your usage — even if a heatwave or a cold front suddenly hits. And to make the deal even sweeter, Inspire doesn’t charge any sign-up or cancellation fees, so if your plans change you can have peace of mind knowing that you can cancel any time — no fees attached.
2. Make a positive impact on the planet — without doing any extra work
When it comes to our energy consumption, it can sometimes feel like there’s not much we can do to make a positive impact on the planet. We try to use less energy throughout the day when we can. And when we do use it, we try to do so more mindfully with the help of things like LED light bulbs and preset timers. But what if the energy we were using were clean, too?
While we don’t always have control over the quality of the electricity that’s being generated by our local power plants, we do have control over the quality of the energy that our monthly bills support. A clean energy subscription helps you make sure that every kWh (kilowatt-hour) of energy you use in your home is supporting the generation of clean energy from renewable sources like wind and solar. Inspire, for example, does this by matching your home’s electricity usage with clean energy through the purchasing and retiring of renewable energy certificates (RECs), which represent the environmental attributes associated with a specific amount of renewable energy produced from renewable energy generation facilities in the US. So, while you will not have electricity from a specific generation facility delivered directly to your home, your subscription will help to ensure that renewable energy equal to 100% of your electricity usage is produced using renewable resources and delivered to the US power grid.
Having a clean energy subscription helps you make sure that every dollar you spend powering your home goes toward powering a cleaner future, too. And the more homes there are supporting clean energy, the more clean energy there will be on the power grid. By subscribing to clean energy for a flat price every month, you can rest assured that you’re making a difference not just by reducing your own home’s carbon footprint — but by reducing the negative effects of climate change on the planet as a whole.
3. Support the continued development of renewable energy infrastructure
Historically, our world has been reliant on power generated from the coal and fossil fuels industries, which is becoming increasingly unsustainable on an economic, human, and an environmental scale. And even though the devastating impacts of these industries have become increasingly obvious as sea levels continue to rise and global temperatures continue to fluctuate, the pivot toward investing in cleaner energy generation methods has been slow. The good news is that clean energy subscriptions help to change this — it all comes down to the magic of supply and demand.
By consistently supporting the generation of clean energy through a monthly subscription, you’re able to help increase the demand for clean energy, which results in more jobs and a cleaner energy grid becoming, creating the sort of infrastructure that is essential to the continued growth of the clean energy economy. That’s a lot of impact for such a simple price!
The benefits of a clean energy subscription are impactful and lasting in ways that few other subscriptions are. Without making any changes to your lifestyle, you can make a substantial impact on the future of your community, our global economy, and our environment — for one flat price every month. To learn more about how using clean energy can help you make a positive impact and help avoid carbon emissions, check out Inspire’s impact page. And if you’re ready to see how big of an impact you can make with a clean energy subscription, get your customized offer in minutes here. Because at the end of the day, we are the ones who get to decide how we want to power our future.
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