By choosing clean electricity, you can reduce the largest source of industrial air pollution in the U.S. Cincinnati Bell's electricity is 100% green energy sources from regionally-produced wind power. Do something positive for the environment today that leaves a lasting impact for future generations.
Choosing to support renewable energy not only means you are helping to do something better for the environment, but also means you are choosing to support many widespread benefits of greener standards. Some of these benefits include:
Cincinnati Bell Energy electricity is a renewable energy product, 100% sourced from regional wind. Energy products like CBE's are considered "green" or "renewable" because they're backed by Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs. A renewable generator, such as a wind turbine owner, uses a REC as measurable proof that he or she has generated a certain amount of clean power.
Suppliers like CBE then purchase the REC from the generator in order to make their energy "green." If a product is 100% renewable, like Cincinnati Bell Energy, then the supplier has to purchase the amount of RECs equal to the amount of energy their customers have used.
This market structure allows the local windmill generator to produce green energy, which in turn goes into the pool of electricity sources that make up the grid that carries electricity into your home making the process of energy production and consumption cleaner and less harmful.
CBE's wind energy is generated in locally in the transmission grid territory from which Duke Energy customers receive electricity. This transmission grid covers areas of the Midwest (MISO), which includes the entire Duke Energy service territory, plus parts of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kentucky, among others.
Green-e Energy certification matters for two reasons. First, Green-e Energy has very strict guidelines for initial product approval. In order to be able to use Green-e Energy's name, brand and logo on our energy, CBE is subject to standards on how we can market renewable energy, how we should disclose our sources to customers, where the energy can come from and when it is generated.
Second, Green-e Energy certification matters because it means we maintain the highest industry standards for marketing and sourcing renewable energy on an ongoing basis, through both a biannual review of marketing materials and an annual comprehensive source audit. CBE hires independent auditors to review how much energy our customers used and then match that energy usage to how much renewable energy we purchase and where we get it.
As a customer of CBE, you can be proud to know that your energy meets the highest industry standards and is endorsed by the leading third-party certification platform. And, most importantly, it means your choice is making a measurable difference for the environment and the local economy.