Madison Gas and Electric will now sell you absolutions for the sin of using their energy. On the day a cold so bad it shuts down Madison schools, the new MGE business plan is to charge a premium so that carbon emissions don’t overheat the climate.
Sign Up for Green Power: Now you can offset the carbon emissions generated by your electricity use by choosing to purchase clean, renewable electricity. For $6 extra per month, the average MGE residential customer using 600 kWh per month can buy enough green power to offset 100% of their electricity-generated carbon dioxide emissions.
As of January 2008,
• new wind power projects in Wisconsin and Iowa and
• local solar PV installations
are providing three times more renewable power for MGE customers to buy.