||P. O. Box 539, Charlotte, VT 05445
||NativeEnergy brings the investment of its WindBuilderssm
members to the development of new wind facilities. Following successful
completion of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Wind project
(completed in early 2003), the US's first large-scale Native-American
owned /operated wind turbine, NativeEnergy's customers are now helping
finance Phase 2 of the Rosebud Tribe's wind development initiative.
Other Midwest wind farms and farm methane projects in Pennsylvania are
||NativeEnergy LLC's deep concern for climate change and the environment
comes with an equal commitment to social and economic justice. The company
always targets its investment to "the next" new wind and renewable generation
projects, and focuses on Native American, family farmer, and small business-owned
NativeEnergy offers a full line of "climate neutral" certificate products
to enable WindBuilders members to pick the size of the investment most
comfortable for them. All products represent a specific share in the
future capacity of a new Native American and/or family-farmer owned
wind project. WindBuilders 6, 8, and 12 household programs each offset
the CO2 emissions for which an average US home is responsible:
- WindBuilders 6 = offsets the electricity of an average car or apartment for 1 year;
- WindBuilders 8 = offsets the electricity of an average home or 1 SUV for 1 year;
- WindBuilders 12 = offsets the electricity and heat of an average home or 2 cars for 1 year.
NativeEnergy also offers WindBuilders 1, a 1-ton CO2
gift option, WindBuilders Business Program and its Vermont and
Pennsylvania CoolHomesm, an offset product supporting Vermont and
||All NativeEnergy WindBuilderssm products are backed by
100% new wind farm projects in the Midwest US. CoolHomesm
helps build new farm methane generators.
||All NativeEnergy products help finance specific new
renewable energy projects to ensure that new environmental
benefits are created.
||All WindBuilders and other NativeEnergy products are
available at all times; participation in specific projects
may be limited by construction and/or availability.
||All of its wind-based CO2 offsets are eligible for inclusion
in an offset portfolio certified by the Climate Neutral Network.
Also, as a licensed certifying agent of the Climate Neutral Network, NativeEnergy
certifies customers at the 6, 8 or 12 levels as well as household and
small business users of the SafeClimate Carbon Calculator as
||All WindBuilders products are themselves zero-emission.
In addition, by virtue of their grid location, NativeEnergy's
Midwest projects help offset CO2 emissions in an area that is
otherwise heavily dependent upon coal, which enhances the actual
CO2 benefit per kWh.
||In addition to the public health and social benefits
from zero-emission wind generation, wind turbines use less than
5% of the land area for electricity generation than do other
generation facilities. This small "footprint" allows more
productive land to be used for other purposes (e.g., farming,
|Price per block
NativeEnergy WindBuilders products are priced according to
the amount of CO2 they displace per year, starting at $10/ton.
Volume-based pricing is available to WindBuilderssm business customers.
- WindBuilders 6 = $60/ year or 17 cents/day
- WindBuilders 8 = $80/ year or 22 cents/day
- WindBuilders 12= $120/year or 33 cents/day ($11/month).
|Price per kWh
||The effective rate for WindBuilders products is
$8.50 for 1,000 kWh or roughly 0.85 cents/kWh.
||Credit card purchases are possible. Long-term agreements with
monthly billing options are welcome but not required.
|Notable contract terms
||WindBuilders members may be eligible for a tax deduction
if their purchase of WindBuilders certificates is donated to
the Maine Green Power Connection or another 501(c)(3) tax exempt
||Purchasers of WindBuilders 6 and above are
recognized on a commemorative plaque mounted at the
wind turbine(s) they support.
|"WindBuilders is the best because..."
||NativeEnergy has a full product line, with a climate-neutral
offering for every budget. In addition, not only are these purchases
tax deductible if desired, but purchasers have the added satisfaction
of knowing that they are helping Native American and other
small-scale wind farmers build facilities that might not
otherwise be possible.
"OK, Iím ready to buy..."