Inspire Clean Energy Introduces a Clean Natural Gas plan for Customers in Ohio
Feb 23, 2022
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SANTA MONICA, February 23, 2022 – Inspire Clean Energy announced today that the company’s clean natural gas product offering is now available to customers in select regions of Ohio, making the transition to a cleaner, carbon-neutral future possible, one home at a time. Through the brand’s Clean Natural Gas Plan, Inspire will match 100 percent of a member’s residential natural gas usage with nature-based carbon offset projects that neutralize the emissions associated with consuming natural gas. This plan – now available in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland – provides consumers with an easy and accessible home energy solution that meets the highest standards of accountability and verification. The plan also compliments Inspire's existing clean energy supply plan and now provides consumers with a whole home energy supply solution.
Today, half of the American population uses non-renewable natural gas when cooking or heating their homes. While the term “natural” may seem harmless, in this instance, the use of natural gas for energy is a major emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) including CO2 and dangerous methane gas when leaks occur during the extraction process.
“At Inspire, we’re committed to providing easy, innovative solutions that help consumers reduce their negative impact on the planet,” said Patrick Maloney, Founder and CEO of Inspire Clean Energy. “We’re excited to bring our new Clean Natural Gas plan to Ohio residents in an effort to give them a new means of neutralizing their carbon emissions and to do something positive for the environment.”
Currently, 20 percent of U.S. emissions come from residential emissions attributed to the use of fossil fuels from electricity and natural gas consumption. Inspire is committed to offering whole home energy solutions to help neutralize this impact. In fact, one year of being an Inspire Clean Natural Gas member can prevent more than 7,700 lbs. of CO2 on average from entering the atmosphere. That is equivalent to preserving four acres of U.S. forests for one year or driving almost 9,000 fewer miles annually in a car.
Through the Clean Natural Gas Plan, Inspire supports and invests in high-quality offsets and carbon-reducing projects including:
- Bajo Calima y Bahía Málaga: This project protects and restores more than 200,000 acres of rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Columbia by providing an alternative source of income (outside of logging) and benefiting marginalized and vulnerable populations in the community.
- Brazil Nut Concessions in Peru: This project avoids GHG emissions associated with forest logging by creating new sources of economic opportunity based on an intact, biodiverse forest. In addition to preserving critical habitats for endangered wildlife, this project also provides opportunities for increases in local household income, agroforestry training workshops for the community, and increased community engagement around sustainable forestry practices.
Inspire’s pricing provides peace-of-mind through a predictable monthly rate that members can count on with no sign-up or cancellation fees and no installations or service interruptions. Inspire’s Clean Natural Gas offer is currently available for select utilities in Ohio including Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, and Columbia Gas of Ohio. Inspire looks forward to rolling out the plan in additional markets in the near future. For more information on Inspire and their Clean Natural Gas Plan, please visit https://www.inspirecleanenergy.com/cng.
About Inspire Clean Energy
Inspire is a mission-driven, technology-enabled clean energy company that subscribes people to a world where energy from renewable sources is a better choice for their home and the environment. With Inspire, members receive access to clean energy and peace of mind from a predictable price for their home’s electricity supply.
Founded in 2014, Inspire has made it easy for hundreds of thousands of people to join the clean energy movement and take action against climate change. Inspire is a certified B Corp and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.
Suzanne Seymour, Inspire Clean Energy
Simone Schmidt, Inspire Clean Energy