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Breaking: Local Wind Company Clean Currents Going Under
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Breaking: Local Wind Company Clean Currents Going Under

clean currents Sad, sad news for local clean energy today.

Just days after Obama declared ‘Climate Change as a fact’, Clean Currents, based out of Silver Spring Maryland (with local offices in Philadelphia) informed its employees that it is closing after switching over 15,000 individuals and 3,000 businesses to wind power since 2005.

The company couldn’t handle the spike in electricity prices from the polar vortex and was forced to close up shop, according to close sources. Let me repeat that: A clean energy company couldn’t handle the effects from the polar vortex, which is likely due to climate change.

This is a sad day for environmentalists in Philadelphia, as supporting local companies like Clean Currents is crucial to the fight against climate change (and fracking in PA). We’ll also miss our friends’ clean energy talks and faces all over the local green events in Philly.

Clean Currents helped raise over $22,000 community greening projects, including Philly-based initiative Lots of Power and masterminds behind spokesman Dave Greene.

Current customers will be reverted to utility soon, but luckily there are other clean energy sources available.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

1 thought on “Breaking: Local Wind Company Clean Currents Going Under

  1. Julie,

    We were sorry to hear that Clean Currents went out of business, they were trailblazers in the field, but yes, it was a stunning crisis in pricing due to grid over-reliance on fracked gas and the Polar Vortex, which is an example of increasingly common extreme weather events linked to climate change.

    As a Certified B Corp offering just 100% local, clean energy, we are working on solutions to climate change at Ethical Electric. We hope that customers don’t feel burned and still want to choose 100% local, clean energy that supports social change. You can learn more at: http://www.ethicalelectric.com

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