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Energy Co-op Guest Post

Thank you to our friend Noah at The Energy Co-op for this guest blog post!

By Noah at The Energy Co-op:

Shopping for renewable electricity can be as easy as shopping for your groceries. But it’s important to understand the quality and source of both the food that powers you and the energy that powers your home or business. Through April 30, 2022, South Philly Food Co-op members who become new members of The Energy Co-op by enrolling in its Renewable Electricity program will be eligible to receive $50 in Co-op Cash. Quality nourishment, quality power! 

The Energy Co-op is a different kind of renewable electricity supplier that was founded in 1979. As a member-owned, nonprofit cooperative, we offer 100% renewable electricity with 100% transparency and have done so since 1998. Our members know every cent is going towards our mission of helping them affordably and sustainably buy, use, and understand energy. So, keeping in mind the commitment by both South Philly Food Co-op and The Energy Co-op to building a sustainable community, we invite you to learn just how easy shopping for renewable electricity in Pennsylvania can be.

  1. Choose a Pennsylvania supplier.

    If you’ve decided to power your Pennsylvania home with renewable electricity, why not support your local, clean energy economy by choosing a local supplier? When you do, your renewable electricity dollars have the most impact - not only reducing carbon emissions, but also creating local, clean energy jobs and investment in our region.

  2. Choose a Pennsylvania supplier that offers 100% Pennsylvania renewable electricity.

    There is no better way to support investment in local, clean energy jobs than by buying renewable electricity generated right here in Pennsylvania. Members of The Energy Co-op have the option to power their home or business with renewable energy produced in our home state, which can help drive local renewable energy costs even lower.

  3. Choose a Pennsylvania electricity supplier that only offers renewable electricity.

    In Pennsylvania, the least expensive renewable electricity is offered by large, vertically integrated companies that also generate and supply electricity produced with coal, natural gas, nuclear, and other non-renewable fuels. Renewable supply often makes up less than 10% of the electricity generated by these companies. There’s no assurance that the dollars you spend on renewable energy won’t be invested in non-renewable fuel projects.

    Buying from a supplier like The Energy Co-op that only offers renewable electricity provides peace of mind about where your clean energy dollar is going.

  4. Choose a Pennsylvania electricity supplier that only offers wind and solar power.

    Wind and solar power are the two fastest-growing electricity generation sources in the U.S. But in many states, including Pennsylvania, electricity produced from a wide array of sources, including hydroelectric dams, wood pulping, and even coal mine methane is designated as “renewable” or “alternative.” Now is not the time for 19th century technology. In the 21st century, make sure all of your renewable electricity is 100% wind and solar power.

  5. Finally, buy renewable electricity from yourself!

    The Energy Co-op is a nonprofit cooperative, owned by its members. We don’t have customers. There are no tricks or gimmicks. As a cooperative, The Energy Co-op’s business is entirely transparent to its members, and becoming a member of The Energy Co-op also supports the growth of a network of local, community-focused cooperatives like South Philly Food Co-op.

If you’re shopping for renewable electricity in southeastern Pennsylvania and want to check all the boxes, there’s only one choice—The Energy Co-op. As a Philadelphia-based cooperative, we offer only 100% wind and solar powered, renewable electricity to our members, many of whom choose our 100% Pennsylvania power option. Learn more at and get in touch at [email protected] or 215.413.2122.