Also...Green Mountain Energy is one of the worst polluters in the United States. They have a nuclear reactor in the Northeast that leaks radiation and is an official EPA Superfund cleanup site since it's so hazardous. TXU-Atmos-Whatever they call themselves is a better steward of the land than Green Mountain will ever be.
"This aging reactor, where GMP gets another 36.5% of their power, is a nuclear lemon unable to operate during the six warm months of the year.13 Since start up, this reactor has released over 300,000 curies of radiation into the atmosphere.The reactor has had numerous problems, ranging from an incident in 1990 with a broken fuel rod and missing uranium fuel pellets15 to a lack of adequate perimeter security (5 out of 7 NRC inspectors jumped the fence in 1998 without detection... one got in with a gun!)
Just a few miles from Green Mountain Power's Superfund site (Burlington's only Superfund site and Vermont's top cleanup priority), Green Mountain Power's former executives administer the offices of Green Mountain Energy Resources."
The folks that own Green Mountain Energy are the Wyly's of Dallas. They are snake oil salesman. They ran the Michael's craft store chain into the ground.
The whole Green Mountain Energy marketing plan is just a gag..a troll..a farce. All that stuff about generating wind and solar power is a total fabrication. Sure they have a windmill here and there but nothing that actually produces enough electricity for commercial consumption.
You know what they list as one of their major Texas windfarms? The Winston School at Royal and the Tollroad in Dallas. They list it here:
As one of their "major facilities". Snark. Snicker.
More info here:
I think that if the stoned hippies that they recruit to hand out fliers in front of Half Price Books, Souper Salad and Borders Books knew more about the product they were slinging...then they would not be out there.