Wind Power

Partnership Fosters Air Quality and Education

The American Lung Association of Texas and Green Mountain Energy Company have joined forces to educate Texans about renewable, wind-generated electricity service in Texas.

Austin, Texas – December 6, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Through the partnership, Green Mountain Energy Company will make a donation to the American Lung Association of Texas for each of its members that signs up for Green Mountain Energy electricity service through the program. The program will reach out to members to educate them about the benefits of Renewable Energy and let them know that they can sign up for 100 percent pollution-free wind electricity. “This is a unique opportunity for our donors to show their support for cleaner resources while also supporting the American Lung Association of Texas,” said Ed Carter, the group’s president and CEO. “While laws and regulations are vital to help control the sources of our nation’s air pollution, we believe that direct action on the part of consumers will ultimately have a powerful effect on the way electricity is generated in the future.” “Today, over a third of the electricity generated in Texas comes from coal and less than 1 percent comes from clean, renewable sources like the wind,” said Gillan Taddune, president of the Texas region for Green Mountain Energy Company. “Unfortunately, many people still are not aware of this. That’s why Green Mountain Energy Company is proud to join forces with the American Lung Association of Texas. Together, we will educate Texans about Renewable Energy and sign them up for clean energy.”