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Choosing Green Power
Although we continue to offer customers options for supporting “green” power and purchasing carbon offsets, participation in these programs remains low. The green power programs are structured so that customer contributions pass through Duke Energy; we do not profit from these initiatives.
Our green power programs provide a simple, convenient option for customers who, through their monthly electric bill, want to contribute to a cleaner environment. Their participation supports investment in clean energy sources like wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric. We offer green power programs in the Carolinas, Indiana and Ohio. However, at the end of 2009, less than 1 percent of our customers were enrolled.
By purchasing carbon offsets, customers can balance carbon dioxide emissions produced by their everyday activities. For example, Indiana residential customers can balance their average monthly electric consumption – typically about 1,000 kilowatt-hours – by purchasing four carbon offsets through Duke Energy for $16 per month. We also have carbon offset programs in North Carolina and South Carolina. As of December 2009, 230 customers were enrolled in our carbon offset programs in these three states.