Your power either comes from the electric grid or through the use of natural gas piped to your home.
Power from the grid, which is electricity moved from where it’s produced to where it’s used, is impossible to track. Electricity is electricity once it enters the grid.
However, when you choose green energy, you ensure that renewable energy is put into the grid on your behalf for the electricity you use. Your usage will be offset by 100 percent green energy.
Similarly, you can also ensure that carbon offsets are purchased for the natural gas you use, which will offset it by 100 percent green energy, too.
Choosing green energy also helps support increased renewable energy production. And the more people choose green energy, the more it will be produced.