Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, previously operated under the name Energy Consumers Alliance of New England.
We are tax-exempt and our federal taxpayer ID # is 04-2791314. Green Energy Consumers is governed by a volunteer board of directors which oversees a paid staff. For listing, view here.
We sign contracts with Class I renewable energy generators, purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to fulfill our obligations to our green electricity customers and New England Wind Fund donors. We own and operate an account through the ISO-New England Generation Information System, which ensures that there is no double-counting of RECs.
We spend 80% of the funds we collect from corporate, governmental, and individual donations to our Massachusetts and Rhode Island Oil Bank programs on direct assistance. How much we spend in a year depends on the amount of donations we receive.
Green Energy Consumers has implemented the Drive Green with Green Energy Consumers program to make choosing an electric vehicle easier and more affordable for anyone. We contract with vetted and willing dealers and make a $100 commission for each car sold or leased through the program. That money goes toward staff, materials, overhead, and marketing costs.
Heating Oil Service
We've negotiated fair prices that are lower than our participating oil dealers' everyday oil prices. Green Energy Consumers collects a small commission per gallon sold to our members from participating oil dealers. This commission does not increase the member price and goes toward program costs and overhead, allowing us to keep dues low.
Simple Solar Shopping
Green Energy Consumers has teamed up with EnergySage to promote their online platform because, through years of studying and disseminating information about solar, we've found it to be user-friendly, local business-friendly, unbiased, and the easiest way to get the best price. Green Energy Consumers receives $250 for every successful installation that we refer to EnergySage.