Credit union first in Canada to use 100% green energy

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Published on: February 12, 2016

Ontario Co-operative Association / Co-op Current / 12 February 2016

Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider and Your Credit Union, a financial services co-operative with branches in Ottawa and Cornwall, recently announced a new environmental partnership – making Your Credit Union the first credit union in Canada to completely bullfrogpower its locations with both 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas.

Through the partnership, Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100 per cent clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that Your Credit Union’s locations use. Across Canada, Bullfrog Power’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

Bullfrog Power’s producers also inject green natural gas onto the national pipeline to match the amount of conventional natural gas used by Your Credit Union’s bullfrogpowered locations. Sourced from a unique, ground-breaking methane-capture project situated on one of Canada’s landfills, Bullfrog’s green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through this innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected onto the national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Joel Lalonde, President and CEO of Your Credit Union noted: “At Your Credit Union, we see a connection between putting people and the planet first. With our green energy commitment, we’re strengthening that connection and doing our part to take action on climate change.”

Your Credit Union joins the other bullfrogpowered co-ops across Canada, including The Co-operators, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Just Us! Coffee, and the Federation of Community Power Co-operative (FCPC) – all of which are in a VIDEO explaining more about co-operatives and why choosing renewable energy makes sense for them.