One Third of the problem
Burning dirty coal and gas for electricity generates nearly 1/3rd of our total emissions.
Dirty Coal and Gas
We have long relied on coal fired power generation but the environmental effects of this technology are devastating. Coal plants spew tons of toxic mercury, lead, arsenic, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and choking fine particulates into the air every year as well as millions of tons of CO2. There is no such thing as “clean coal” and fracked natural gas is only marginally better.
Wind and solar are nearly limitless sources of energy and they create ZERO emissions. Enough energy from the sun strikes the earth every few hours to power the entire planet for a year.
The problem is…
Despite being cheaper and readily available technology, renewable energy is less than 15% of the electricity generation capacity in the US today. We need to rapidly replace dirty coal and gas generation plants with clean wind and solar. You can help accelerate the transition by spending your electricity dollars on renewable energy.
Choose clean energy
If you live in a house with lots of access to direct sunshine, a rooftop solar installation is a great solution that can save you money and add renewable energy generation to the grid. But if that is not an option, for pennies a day in additional cost you can get 100% clean renewable electricity from your utility and send a signal to your electric utility and energy investors that you demand clean energy.
1. REPLACE your electricity with clean renewables
Take the first step to becoming a REPLACE household and a clean energy champion - Log on and choose a green energy plan TODAY.