DailyKos reported yesterday that DTE is going to start selling “Green” energy this year:

Under DTE Energy’s GreenCurrents proposal, Detroit Edison customers will be able to purchase 100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy — which represents about 15 to 20 percent of a typical home’s monthly electric usage — for an additional $2.50 a month.

Customers could also choose to have 100 percent of their electricity provided by renewable resources for an additional cost of two cents per kilowatt-hour — or about $10 to $15 per month for a typical household.

For the GreenCurrents program DTE is looking to work exclusively with new, homegrown alternative energy providers, so this is a really cheap way for us Average Joes with thin wallets to support both our hurting local economy (e.g. new jobs, energy self-sufficiency) and to help decrease our carbon footprint.

More info on the program from DTE.

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