Support Green Frequently Asked Questions for Texas, Support Green

Support Green FAQs

  • How does choosing the Support Green product help the environment?

    When you choose Support Green, Direct Energy purchases Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) on your behalf so you can be assured you have supported the development of cleaner, greener renewable energy from green sources and that your carbon footprint has been reduced. By increasing the amount of green energy produced and the customers using it today, green energy development is supported and encouraged - and this increases availability of such resources, which benefits the environment and future generations...

  • What is Support Green?

    Through Support Green, you will have a simple option to help support efforts to increase the amount of renewable energy on the electricity grid while retaining your choice of non-renewable energy plans. Direct Energy will purchase 1 Renewable Energy Credit (REC) on your behalf equivalent to the offset of 1,000 kWh of non-renewable energy usage. The cost is only $5 per month on your electricity...

  • What is a Renewable Energy Credit?

    A Renewable Energy Credit (REC) is a "tradeable, non-tangible energy commodity in the United States that represents proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource like biomass, hydro, or wind."*

    When a Retail Electricity Provider (REP) like Direct Energy purchases a REC, we are offsetting 1,000 kWh of non-renewable energy resources.


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