To the Editor:

A recent Letter to the Editor, “Piscataway’s Clean Energy Aggregation Plan: What We Need to Know” made some errors that we’d like to clear-up. We at CleanChoice Energy view climate change as an existential threat to our planet and a long-term risk to the residents of Piscataway. We agree with the scientific community that to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we need to transition to 100 percent renewable energy as quickly as possible--and that means choosing clean energy should be fast and easy for consumers. CleanChoice Energy has been an active renewable energy supplier in New Jersey since 2015. In that time, we have never used door-to-door sales agents, nor have we engaged in “robocalling.” Instead, we are tackling the climate crisis by offering New Jersey residents the option to choose 100 percent clean, pollution-free energy by responding to direct mail, contacting our customer care center, or signing up online. 

Our 100 percent clean energy offering stands in contrast to the town’s new municipal aggregation program, which will offer 30 percent clean energy as the default option (at a price that is still unknown). Yes, our clean energy is more expensive than fossil fuel power; we believe that it’s worth it. Those who argue that our company is doing a disservice to residents by offering more clean energy solutions detract from the very real work that needs to be done to combat climate change. We simply believe that 100 percent clean renewable wind and solar is better for the planet and that consumers should be able to affirmatively choose the supplier and plan that works best for them. We are proud of our efforts to support a more sustainable world, and we are proud of our customers for choosing clean energy.

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Sincerely, 

John Olivieri

Director of Community Relations at CleanChoice Energy