Nest Renew: Implement cleaner energy in the future

Nest Renew: Implement cleaner energy in the future

By Valentina Tuta

Last year, Google’s team launched an early preview of Nest Renew, a service for compatible Nest thermostats that makes it easy to support a clean energy future from home, and starting today, they said that anyone in the continental U.S. with a compatible Nest thermostat can now join Nest Renew. Then, let’s take a look at all the details of the newest strategy the company has developed for us.

Support Clean energy already

Okay, to begin with we have to mention Nest Renew’s main goal. Basically, it helps people make better use of clean energy that’s already on the grid. That’s why they have developed new powerful features like Energy Shift, which helps you automatically prioritize your usage to times when your home’s electricity is cleaner or less expensive.

Thus, every five minutes, this function gathers local power grid emissions forecasts across the country, and by using these forecasts, their algorithms look for opportunities where running a home’s heating or cooling slightly earlier or later would result in taking advantage of cleaner energy. So, they automatically adjust your thermostat accordingly.

But how does it work? Well, with a couple of very small changes from scheduled temperatures (generally less than one degree Fahrenheit). In fact, they are so subtle that you won’t notice and will stay just as comfortable, but of course, you will always have the option to control the thermostat manually at any time.

You probably think it is not enough to make a big change, but actually, small actions through features like Energy Shift really do add up, and if you want to verify it, Google gives us an estimate that it’s already helped Nest Renew users in early preview collectively prioritize cleaner energy usage for over 20,000,000 hours!

Start making an impact today

At the moment, it is a service that is available in the continental U.S. and it doesn’t matter which device you have (3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, the Nest Thermostat E, or the newest Nest Thermostat), if it is connected to a Google account, you can join Nest Renew for free and start making better use of clean energy in your area with Energy Shift.

Although if you want to enjoy a more complete experience, you can also upgrade to Nest Renew Premium for only $10 a month, which matches the fossil fuel electricity used in your home with enough clean energy to cover the average U.S. household with high-quality renewable energy credits generated from projects within Google’s own clean energy portfolio.

Last but not least, you can access features like impact reports and the Energy Impact Program, which let you help direct Nest Renew funds to nonprofit partners working toward an equitable, sustainable future in order to see your efforts in action. Because, as you know, together we can make a change.

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