Understanding Canada’s current electricity challenge:
Our primary methods of electricity generation are harming the environment.
Fossil fuel-based power generating facilities—that use coal, oil or gas—are a leading source of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas linked to climate change. Fossil fuel-based electricity production is also a major source of pollutants, including nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide (precursors to smog), particulate matter (which gives rise to respiratory disease), heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium) and carcinogens.
Large hydro can have a detrimental impact on local ecosystems if it involves substantial damming. And nuclear power leaves a legacy of radioactive waste for future generations to contend with, as well as posing potential safety hazards today.
Bullfrog’s green electricity option
Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities, with at least 50% sourced directly from your region.
Wind power is among the cleanest sources of energy available, producing no emissions that contribute to air pollution or greenhouse gases. EcoLogo-certified low-impact water power must meet a range of environmental criteria to achieve this standard. For example, all electricity from EcoLogo-certified hydro facilities must be generated in a manner that does not adversely impact the environment and protects against biodiversity loss.
Bullfrogpowering your home or business with green electricity is easy. You continue to draw electricity from the grid—just as you always have—and Bullfrog’s generators put renewable electricity onto the grid on your behalf.
When you choose Bullfrog Power’s green electricity, you
Reduce your environmental impact
You reduce your home’s or business’ electricity-related environmental impact. With Bullfrog Power, you reduce the amount of pollutants being released—such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide, which contribute to air pollution. You also help reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Support the development of new green energy projects in Canada
Bullfrog uses the support of our customers to provide critical financial support to new renewable energy project development in your region and across Canada. By voluntarily paying a premium for green power, you’re increasing demand for renewable energy and encouraging the development and expansion of clean energy projects.
Reduce the reliance on fossil fuels
By displacing fossil fuel-based electricity with renewable power on the electricity grid, you help green your regional grid and reduce society’s dependence on fossil fuel-based power sources.
Retain the right to the environmental benefits
For every MWh of clean, renewable electricity that is produced and injected onto the grid, a corresponding Green Electricity Certificate (GEC) is created to represent the positive environmental benefits (such as the emissions reductions) associated with producing that green power. When you choose Bullfrog Power, we ensure that GECs are retired on your behalf, preventing double counting of the benefits and giving you the right to retain the environmental benefits.
Choose certified and audited green electricity
Across Canada, Bullfrog Power’s green electricity is sourced from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact.
In addition, your green energy purchase is verified by Deloitte annually to ensure that your renewable energy was produced and accurately counted and credited to you.
Send a strong message about the importance of renewable electricity
Your decision to become bullfrogpowered sets an example for friends, neighbours, business leaders and policy makers, and sends a powerful message that new renewable energy is important to our environment and our economy. The more people who demand clean, renewable power, the stronger the message.
Support green electricity that has the endorsement of leading environmental groups
Bullfrog Power has earned the support of leading environmental and health groups, including WWF-Canada, the Pembina Institute and the Asthma Society of Canada. Many of these organizations also choose Bullfrog Power for their own facilities.