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Win a month of free electricity by cutting energy consumption

October 5, 2009 |  8:00 am
Saving energy could soon be even more profitable for households and businesses through, the website that pays consumers who cut down their energy consumption.

Anyone who can show that they used less electric, natural gas, propane or fuel oil than the same month a year ago will be entered into a sweepstakes that launches today. The utility bills submitted will be adjusted to account for weather variations.

Each week through Nov. 23 a winner will be reimbursed for one month of electricity.

The website, which launched earlier this year, verifies reductions in members’ energy usage with utilities and then certifies the drops as personal carbon credits. The credits are then sold to large companies trying to be eco-friendly, with the proceeds deposited into website members’ PayPal accounts.

Membership on the website is free.

-- Tiffany Hsu