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Saturday, October 02nd, 2010 | Author:

Certainly, you want to have a great energy supplier to make sure that you get your electricity supplied in a timely, cost-effective manner.  In states where there is deregulation, you can enjoy a choice, selecting from many companies including IDT Energy.

While selecting the company of your choice, you should also prepare for power outages in the home.  You should always know where your circuit breakers are located and how to check the breaker switch to see if this is tripped.  You should have flash lights with fresh batteries readily available and know where they are.

Purchase a battery-powered radio or television set to listen to news and weather announcements. Have candles or oil lamps (and matches) available.  Post the emergency numbers for your electric utility and for an electrician nearby in case you need to call.

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Monday, November 16th, 2009 | Author:

trees in fallOpening up the power supply industry to competition through deregulation not only allows individual consumers to choose their energy providers, but they now can also choose whether to support more environmentally friendly sources for producing electricity.

IDT Energy has a ‘Buy Green’ option for its customers. Choosing this option means that a certain amount of the electricity a consumer receives is produced from sources which use our natural resources in a way that does no harm to the environment. These sources may include wind power, running water, solar power and organic matter, which are all renewable and are relatively clean compared to the more standard sources of electricity which often include the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas.

IDT Energy is proud to say that they have joined the State to help create a center for environmentally friendly technologies here in New York. Within 10 years New York hopes to obtain 25% of its power from green sources, and IDT is playing an important role in this development.

Sunday, August 02nd, 2009 | Author:

It is projected that the development of wind power projects in 2009 will total less than 6,500 MW, which is about 25% than last year, and that’s according to a “best case” scenario. Although wind turbine manufacturing facilities are still being constructed many suppliers have been laying off workers as demand as flattened.

The wind industry is looking to the government for its salvation. The AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) believes that the United States needs to enact a renewable energy standard forcing utilities to create a minimum amount of their electricity from green and renewable sources.

“Tax credits are good for development but not for building the manufacturing chain long term,” says Kathy Belyeu of AWEA.

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