Green Mountain Energy Company Releases New Web 2.0 Application To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Nation's leading provider of cleaner electricity products empowers consumers to directly reduce their carbon footprint with launch of green Website and social networking community.

Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation's leading and longest running retail provider of cleaner electricity products, brings its expertise to the consumer with the national launch of BeGreenNow.com. This web-based product offering is designed to educate consumers and give them a simple way to take immediate action to offset their carbon footprint, fight climate change and global warming.

BeGreenNow.com offers users a convenient and powerful one-stop web shop that provides information about the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of global climate change, relevant "green" news and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people. BeGreen empowers visitors to take positive and immediate action to calculate and reduce their carbon footprint via an easy-to-use online carbon calculator. "For 10 years, we have given individuals, businesses and institutions the choice to support cleaner electricity that will help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel power plants," says Gillan Taddune, Chief Environmental Officer, Green Mountain Energy Company. "Now that the scientific community, governmental institutions and even the giant energy companies have finally reached a near-universal consensus that global warming is a real and growing danger, we believe that time is right for us to put our expertise and experience as a leader and innovator in this area to work for all consumers. BeGreenNow.com is a community where individuals can learn more about what is happening to our environment, how it could greatly impact our future and future generations, and how we can all do something today to effectively begin to improve our global environment."

Experience BeGreen Carbon Offsets that fit your lifestyle and budget:

  •     Visit http://www.BeGreenNow.com
  •     Login to the BeGreensm website and click on the "Carbon Calculator"
  •     Enter any or all of the following:

Electricity Usage

Ground Travel

Air Travel

Household Natural Gas Consumption

  •     Calculate Total Estimated Carbon Footprint
  •     Offset emissions to become carbon-neutral

Your carbon offset purchase goes toward trees planted on someone's behalf, Renewable Energy Credits, or Verifiable carbon offset technologies.

BeGreen is a web 2.0 application which utilizes an advanced blend of technologies to offer a simple and easy-to-use way for anyone to calculate and offset their carbon footprint. BeGreen is also a social networking community offering a place to learn and interact with others dedicated to a living a greener lifestyle and preserving a green existence.

The BeGreen carbon offset program is sponsoring a video contest on MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/begreennow) to encourage individuals to submit a crazy, funny, out-there (or just plain informative) video about what they do to Be Green. The entries will be posted on the BeGreen MySpace page and any visitors to the site will be able to vote for their favorite video. The winner will receive up to $500 worth of carbon offsets to perpetuate their green lifestyle.

About BeGreenNow.com

BeGreen Carbon Offsets, the latest solution-based product from Green Mountain Energy Company, provides education on the serious effects of CO2 emissions and climate change, while introducing simple and effective ways to take steps towards becoming carbon-neutral by offsetting carbon emissions. Supported by a community of forward-thinking individuals, BeGreen encourages ways to cool down global warming. BeGreen was developed by green marketing company, digital-telepathy, Inc. http://www.dtelepathy.com

About Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain Energy Company is a leading provider of renewable energy in the United States. Green Mountain began in 1997 with a simple idea: "to change the way power is made." This green company began in the renewable electricity market with the belief that if given a choice, consumers will choose a cleaner electricity product over polluting fossil fuels. The company has also helped spur the development of thirteen new wind and solar facilities across the nation.

Green Mountain Energy is committed to responsible business practices and has adopted the CERES principles of sustainable business practices--publicly affirming a pledge to conduct business as a responsible steward of the earth. In 2005, Green Mountain offset a full 100 percent of its corporate CO2 emissions, and has achieved the Silver certification from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for the interior space of its corporate headquarters located in downtown Austin, TX. http://www.greenmountain.com/

Green Mountain Energy® and the Green Mountain Energy logo are registered service marks, and BeGreen, BeGreenNow and the BeGreen logo are service marks of Green Mountain Energy Company.

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