Affordable Green Energy

Via WorldChanging, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Green Mountain Energy is matching prices with Reliant Energy. This means that you’ll be able to buy electricity that’s generated from renewable resources at the same price as dirty electricity (at least if you live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Texas).

I’m glad to hear about this, not just because it’s good for the environment, but because my brother-in-law just started working for Green Mountain. Plus, IIRC Reliant is one of the companies that price-gouged Californians over $42 billion (1, 2, 3). It’ll be nice to see them go down.

On a related note: there’s an interesting article over at O’Reilly on Renewable Energy as a great opportunity for Silicon Valley.