How does renewable energy really work?

What does it mean when an energy company offers renewable energy and how does it really work? One answer might be that it is renewable power stations like wind turbines and solar panels that generate renewable energy. You might even go as far as to say the wind, sun, water, biomass, and natural gas power those stations.  Some may think the energy comes from your local utility company. But there is also an important piece of the renewable energy process – especially if you want to purchase renewable electricity supply and that is retail energy suppliers, like Abest Green Power. 

When most people think of receiving renewable energy from an energy supplier, they often imagine having to install new equipment or make physical changes to their property. In fact, when you purchase renewable energy, you are directing power produced from renewable sources to be delivered onto the grid based on your purchase. 

When you select a renewable energy from an energy supplier it does not mean that the physical properties of the electricity will be sent directly to your home. Instead, renewable electricity is generated from natural sources then delivered into the grid and the renewable energy certificate is sold and retired.  The benefits to the environment are identical since you are lowering the carbon footprint by supporting the production of renewable electricity generated from natural resources – energy that would have otherwise been produced by harmful fossil fuels. 

If more consumers in New York sign up with an energy supplier for their electricity supply, the primary energy source will be renewable. Over time this will help to reduce carbon emissions and preserve our wonderful planet. 

Our goal at ABEST is to serve New York residents with renewable electricity to help reduce their carbon footprint. Our focus has been to educate and help individuals do their part too and help fight against climate change by offering eco-friendly products and services. Renewable energy helps to reduce emissions by creating a way to move away from fossil fuels, which contribute, to the greenhouse gasses.