Why renewable energy?
Renewably sourced electricity is critical to solving the climate crisis.
One goal of the Acton Power Choice program is to increase the amount of renewable energy in the electricity supplied to homes and businesses in Acton.
Renewable energy comes from sources that are not depleted by harvesting energy from them. Examples are energy from solar panels, wind turbines, and small hydropower projects; the supply of sunlight, wind, and flowing water is not diminished when we “mine” energy from them. Critically, electricity generated from renewable sources does not create the greenhouse gases that are generated from burning fossil fuels, such as oil, “natural” gas, coal, or propane. Burning of those fossil fuels is the primary source of the increased greenhouse gases in our atmosphere — the chief cause of the climate change impacts happening now across the world.