Renewable Energy Block Program

It costs just $3 more to power up a portion of your home with a block of renewable energy. Clean, affordable, power that never runs out from natural resources like wind, solar, and biogas.

And the more renewable energy we use, the less coal, oil, and natural gas we’ll burn, which can have a dramatic effect on the air we breathe.

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Purchase Renewable Energy Blocks

3 Easy Ways to Sign Up:

  1. Online: Click Here Renewable Energy Program Sign Up Form.
  2. Phone: Call Mike Noreen 715-426-3467
  3. Mail: Mail Application Renewable Energy Sign Up Sheet (PDF)
    River Falls Municipal Utilities, Mike Noreen, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls

There is no special equipment to install, and no change in the way you receive or use energy. You can start (or stop) your participation at any time, and you can use as many blocks of green power as you like.

CO2 Emissions

Spending $3 more for a block of renewable energy can keep a lot of destructive carbon dioxide emissions out of the air. In fact, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, using just one $3 block each month for a year is like not driving your car for 6 months. And it only takes 2 or 3 blocks to run the average home every month. It adds up to a smaller carbon footprint for you, and a greener world for your children and your children's children. All for an extra $3.

Controlling Energy Costs

Of course, renewable energy isn’t just good for the planet. It can also help control our community’s energy costs over the long haul. The money you spend on renewable energy gets reinvested in new, energy-efficient alternatives that will help control energy costs in the future. And because it is produced in the Midwest, renewable energy can increase our energy independence.

Check out our Green Power Calculator and learn how the purchase of blocks of renewable energy is equivalent to:

  • Acres of forest planted
  • Barrels of oil not used
  • Months of not driving a car
  • Tons of aluminum recycled
  • Tons of coal not used
  • Tons of glass recycled
  • Tons of newspaper recycled

Green-e! Energy Certified

Our Renewable Energy Program is Green-e! Energy certified. Green-e! Energy was established by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions to provide information and an objective standard for consumers to compare renewable energy options, and to verify that consumers get what they pay for.

For more information, please view the following documents: