Energy Sources

Where does green generationsm come from?


Wind Power

Michigan-based wind power provides approximately 75% of the energy for the green generationsm program.

Did you know?

  • Wind power has been the fastest-growing source of energy in the world since 1990.
  • Michigan is ranked in the top 20 U.S. states for wind-power potential.
  • Over 500 Consumers Energy wind turbines will be operational in Michigan by 2015.
  • A wind turbine blade can be as long as a football field.

Landfill Gas

Michigan-based landfill gas provides approximately 25% of the energy for the green generationsm program.

Did you know?

Methane gas is formed as part of the waste decomposition process in landfills. This gas is used to power generators that create energy.

Green Certification

Green generation green e logo

green generationsm has met the strict environmental and consumer protection standards established by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions since being introduced in 2006.

Green-e Energy is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy products, and the Green-e Energy symbol is nationally recognized. When you see the Green-e Energy logo, you can be sure you are supporting environmentally superior energy products.

More Information and Resources

  • To learn more about wind power and landfill gas, visit the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, visit the Green-e website or call 1-888-63-GREEN.

Energy Sources