Green Up is Seattle City Light’s voluntary green power program for residential and business customers. By enrolling in Green Up, customers purchase green power for a portion of their electricity use and demonstrate their support for wind power and other new renewable energy projects in the Northwest.
We have been participating in the program for many years and recently got a report of the difference our impact made in 2012. Our donations:
- Prevented the release of 3371 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
- Added 8236 kWh of clean, green energy to the power grid.
- Had a carbon-emissions impact similar to planting 39 tree seedlings.
So, how does it work? When you join Green Up, Seattle City Light buys electricity on your behalf from independent companies that produce