Mass Audubon Program Helps Homeowners Make the Switch to Green Electricity

To help Massachusetts residents take a meaningful action against climate change, Mass Audubon has partnered with Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy), a local nonprofit dedicated to making energy more affordable and sustainable.

The good news: You can do this in a matter of minutes online or over the phone. All you need is your electricity bill.

How it Works

When you buy electricity from a traditional utility such as National Grid or Eversource, your power comes from a variety of sources, including power plants that use coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear fuel.

When you Make the SwitchMass Energy matches your electricity use with local green power. It brings renewable power from wind, solar, biomass, and low-impact hydro to the collective grid on your behalf—all without changing your regular utility company. Therefore, you will still be billed through your utility and it will still be your contact for power outages.

The amount spent on green power through Mass Energy (which averages between $14 and $23 per month over your normal utility costs) can be deducted from your federal tax return, if you itemize charitable contributions.

Note for NSTAR Green Customers

On December 16, 2014, the Department of Public Utilities ordered NSTAR (now called Eversource) to terminate its NSTAR Green program in favor of other voluntary green power offerings, such as Mass Energy’s New England Wind and New England GreenStart programs. NSTAR customers (and others) can Make the Switch to either program through Mass Audubon. It’s one of the easiest and most effective ways you can help us protect the nature of Massachusetts. Sign up today!​