Why Does Renewable Energy Matter?
Across the globe, we rely on energy from a variety of different sources to power our homes, businesses, cars, and more each day. Unfortunately, most of our energy is sourced from fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. Though these are natural resources, burning them for energy is severely impacting our planet. We’re contributing to serious problems like global warming, heavy air pollution, acid rain, oil spills, and more. In the U.S., the electricity sector accounts for over a third of the country’s yearly greenhouse gas emissions, contributing more to climate change than any other sector, including transportation. The environmental factors aside, fossil fuels and nuclear energy are dangerous to extract and create—and we still haven’t found a long-term disposal solution for radioactive waste. Not to mention, at the rates we’re using them, it’s only a matter of time until we run out.
That being said, it is so important that we continue to find ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. And that’s where renewable energy comes into play. Renewable energy (also called alternative energy, clean energy, or green energy) is any type of energy that comes from a source that will not be depleted by using it (e.g. water, wind, biomass, or solar energy). As of 2015, only 13% of all electricity in the U.S. comes from clean energy sources. And of that percentage, only 7% comes from non-water sources.
Types of Renewable Energy
Renewable energy, which comes in many different forms, is one of the keys to a cleaner and greener world. Per our commitment to providing you with 100% green energy, we are supporting the creation and expansion of more wind and solar power in the U.S. Learn about how each of these works below.
Wind energy, or wind power, has been around for hundreds of years, starting with the first windmills. In recent years, though, we’ve seen the simple windmill evolve into a powerful, modern turbine that is capable of powering hundreds of homes. Today, utility-scale turbines let us capture the energy created by wind, harness it, and transfer it to your home or business through the power grid.
Solar energy, or solar power, is created when the natural energy from the sun is converted into electrical or thermal energy. The energy is generated through one of two ways: by converting the sun’s light into electricity or by converting the sun’s heat into electricity. More recent advancements have made solar energy more available and less costly, allowing more individuals access to clean energy.
Why Choose Us for Renewable Energy?
The energy market has changed considerably over the past two decades. Deregulation has made it possible for you to choose where you purchase your electricity and natural gas from—giving you real control over your energy spending. No longer do you just have to purchase directly from your local utility company. Now, you can make the choice to do something good for yourself and the planet. By sourcing your home’s energy through Star Energy Partners, you’ll get to enjoy great benefits like price protection, while contributing to the development of more clean, safe, renewable energy. When you choose renewable energy, you’ll actively support the creation and expansion of renewable energy infrastructures. The development and expansion of these programs will help with the following:
- The reduction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels
- A reduction in our dependence on imported fuels
- The creation of more jobs in green energy manufacturing, installation, & more
The green energy industry is booming—creating more than 50,000 jobs every year. But there is still a long way to go to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and improve our planet. By using renewable energy, you are doing your part to protect the environment, the planet, and the future.
Contribute to a better Earth by choosing green energy.
What a Power Company Should Be
How often do people get their energy bills from their electricity providers and just pay them without actually understanding how the costs are calculated? Do you understand the charges on your bill? Do you know why your bill fluctuates every month? It can be hard to tell exactly what you’re paying for, especially when your rates and overall costs can vary based on your provider and your energy usage.
Fixed Low Rates and Price Protection
We realized that the way things traditionally were was only benefitting the energy providers or suppliers—never you. This is why we’ve created a completely transparent business model that lets us provide you with fixed low rates and price protection, so you know exactly what to expect with each bill. When you partner with us, we’re committing to providing you with unbeatable rates, even going so far as to automatically convert you to the best price at the end of each term.
100% Green Energy
Not only that, we’re giving you price protection and 100% green energy. With a Star Energy Partners green energy plan, part of every payment you make contributes directly to the purchase of renewable energy credits. These credits support energy suppliers in your region as they develop more clean, safe energy. You are actively supporting the creation and expansion of a renewable energy infrastructure—including wind farms, solar energy plants, critical research and development, and much more.
Our Commitment to You
As a Star Energy partner, you’ll get 100% renewable energy and price protection, plus one more incentive. We’re so confident about our model for residential and business energy that we think you’ll stay with us—without any early-termination fees. None. Nada. Zip. See how many energy companies will provide you with a guarantee like that! That’s how we’re sure that you’ll become a raving fan of Star Energy Partners. No risk or hassle; just straight talk and green power that will make you part of doing something good for our planet.
Remember: it’s a fixed, open, and honest monthly fee. Our true incentive is to reduce your energy consumption and lower your prices. That’s how we’ll keep you from leaving—not with the threat of an ugly termination fee. To learn more about our partnerships or our vision for the future of renewable energy, click below.