Citizen's for Pennsylvania's Future, or PennFuture, is coordinating a collaborative effort to motivate homeowners and businesses to switch to wind energy generated in Pennsylvania.
At a news conference Monday, representatives from PennFuture, the Heinz Endowment's Breathe Project, GTECH, Duquesne Light, Choose Pennsylvania Wind and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the "Summer of Energy" campaign to provide a $20 Giant Eagle gift card to any customer who signs up for the add-on electric service of Community Energy, a wind-sourcing manufacturer based in Radnor.
Dan Lagiovane, of Choose Pennsylvania Wind, said the switch would be "a few pennies more a month," a small price to pay for cleaner air.
In the Duquesne Light territory, the choice is an add-on that Duquesne Light will deliver and bill you for. The wind is measured in blocks at $5 per month each, and customers can buy as few as two. This amount will replace fossil fuel-generated energy on the electric grid.
Visit www.pennfuture.org/summerofenergy to learn more and sign up.
First Published July 3, 2012 12:00 AM