Savvy Consumer: Renewable Energy Has Also Become Affordable

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The heat is taking over in North Texas, and that means higher electric bills and probably more air pollution.

But there is an alternative to those problems to consider the next time your electric plan is up for renewal: Switch to a renewable energy plan.

Pollution-free, renewable energy plans sold by retail electric providers have come a long way since 2006, when just three providers offered them at a steep premium over their fossil fuel counterparts. Today, rates have come down significantly, with most plans in the 7- to 9-cent range -- not much more than most fossil-fueled plans in the North Texas market.

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