How To Slash Your Electric Bill While Supporting Clean Energy

For many of us, supporting clean energy feels out of reach — especially if we live in an apartment or rent rooms. But there are easy ways to invest in renewable energy on a budget that will help you save money as you support a sustainable future.

Here are a simple switches you can put into practice today.


Pay your own energy bill? Consider switching the source to wind or solar. Companies such as Arcadia Power — recently named a finalist by Fast Company for World Changing Ideas — make it super easy to invest in renewable energy. It takes ten minutes to sign up, and because of the “Share and Save” option, you can slash your energy bill every time you inspire another friend to switch. You can also research whether your current energy company offers a renewable energy option.


Charging our phones and laptops uses a lot of energy—and we pay for it every time our bill arrives. Cut down on energy usage by investing in solar powered chargers—Goal Zero is one of the most reliable chargers on the market—for when your tech gadgets need juice.