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Support a clean energy future with Nest Renew

A video explaining how Energy shift from Nest Renew Works

Last year we 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. We’re excited to announce that starting today, anyone in the continental U.S. with a compatible Nest thermostat can now join Nest Renew.

Support clean energy already on the grid

One of our primary goals during the development of Nest Renew was helping people make better use of clean energy that’s already on the grid. That’s the thinking behind powerful new features like Energy Shift, which helps you automatically prioritize your usage to times when your home’s electricity is cleaner or less expensive. Every five minutes, Energy Shift gathers local power grid emissions forecasts across the country. Then, using these forecasts, our algorithms look for opportunities where running a home’s heating or cooling slightly earlier or later would result in taking advantage of cleaner energy, and automatically adjust your thermostat accordingly. This is all done with very small changes from scheduled temperatures (generally less than one degree Fahrenheit). The changes are so subtle that you won’t notice and will stay just as comfortable, but of course, you are in control and can manually adjust your thermostat at any time.

And small actions through features like Energy Shift really do add up — we estimate that it’s already helped Nest Renew users in early preview collectively prioritize cleaner energy usage for over 20,000,000 hours.

Illustrative example of how Energy Shift precools or delays cooling of a home based on the CO2 emissions forecast

Start making an impact today

Anyone in the continental U.S. with a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, the Nest Thermostat E or the newest Nest Thermostat connected to a Google account can now join Nest Renew for free and start making better use of clean energy in their area with Energy Shift. If you want to extend your impact even further, you can 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.

Users can also access features like impact reports and the Energy Impact Program, which lets you help direct Nest Renew funds to nonprofit partners working toward an equitable sustainable future, to see your efforts in action. Because when we each do a little, it adds up to a lot.

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