SOURCE: Green Mountain Energy Company

November 13, 2006 15:05 ET

There Is No Time Like the Present... -- Nation's Leading Provider of Cleaner Electricity Products Empowers Consumers to Directly Reduce Their Carbon Footprint With Launch of User Friendly Website and Community

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 --E-Wire -- 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 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.

There are simple things all of us can do in our everyday life to reduce the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that we are directly and indirectly responsible for (carbon footprint). 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. BeGreenNow empowers visitors to take positive, immediate and easy action to offset all or a portion of their carbon footprint, move towards a more carbon neutral way of living, and brings individuals together as a community in an effort to help solve environmental problems we face.

"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 the time is right for us to put our expertise and experience as a leader and innovator in this area to work for all consumers. 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." Carbon Offset Experience:

--  Click to become a green citizen -- offset the emissions you put out
    into the world
--  Login to the BeGreen(SM) Portal and click on the "Carbon Calculator"
--  Enter any or all:
    -  Electricity Usage
    -  Ground Travel
    -  Air Travel
    -  Household Natural Gas Consumption
--  Calculate Total Estimated Carbon Footprint
Choose BeGreen Carbon Offsets that fit lifestyle and budget (Trees planted on visitors behalf; Renewable Energy Credits; or Verifiable carbon offset technologies).

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