As a local renewable energy supplier, ensuring integrity and transparency in our operations is important to us. Therefore, Cowpower is publicly committed to meeting ten promises that ensure your support has the greatest benefit possible for renewable electricity, environmental sustainability and local farming in BC.
To learn more about our promises simply click the titles below.
- For Power Not Profit For power not profit: As a not-for-profit 1% for the Planet partner, Cowpower uses every available penny of your support to help BC Farms turn manure and food waste into renewable electricity.
- Viability Cowpower only supports BC Farms that require monetary assistance to subsidise investments required to turn manure and food waste into renewable electricity. This ensures you only support waste-to-energy systems that require your help to be financially viable.
- British Columbian Cowpower only supports BC Farms that generate renewable electricity in BC. This ensures your support creates benefits locally.
- Local Farming Cowpower only supports farm-based renewable energy waste-to-energy systems owned by BC Farmers. This ensures your support helps strengthen local farming in BC, rather than generate profits for large corporations elsewhere.
- Environmental Benefits Cowpower only supports renewable energy waste-to-energy systems that create positive environmental benefits in BC. This ensures your support creates real, positive environmental change in BC.
- Regulatory Cowpower only supports farm-based renewable energy waste-to-energy systems that have attained all necessary permits for their renewable energy project. This ensures you only support BC Farms that meet all regulatory requirements in their region.
- New Cowpower only pays BC Farms for renewable electricity produced within the last twelve months. This ensures you don’t pay for renewable electricity that was produced many years ago.
- Five Years Cowpower only supports each renewable energy waste-to-energy system for five years. This ensures you support as many BC Farms as possible.
- Measure Cowpower tracks all of the renewable electricity you purchase. This protects the integrity of your purchase and ensures BC Farms are not paid twice for the same renewable electricity.
- Third-Party Reviews Cowpower undergoes yearly reviews by an independent third-party firm. Statements from these reviews will be made publicly available on the Cowpower website.