green energy

More Transparency Needed in Green Pricing Programs

A recent study by the HRC has revealed lack of transparency in green-pricing programs offered by utilities around the country.

In 2008, about 850 electric utilities, a quarter of the electric utilities in the United States, offered green-pricing programs and the trend is growing. However, participants in green-pricing programs, including utilities and marketers are reluctant to disclose information about hydropower projects that  are supported by these programs.