Thursday, January 10, 2008

How Clean Is Your Electricity?

Compare your regions electricity to the national average at the EPA Power Profiler. I was a bit horrified when I saw how my region compares to the national averages. Part of my second New Year's Resolution (which I haven't posted about yet) is to track our utility usage and attempt to decrease it. More on that later...

5 comments:

Dawn said...

My town (Wenatchee) did pretty well due to our hydro power but while our power is non-polluting, we have the whole issue of the dams wiping out the salmon population :(

Jenny said...

Our region is terrible too: it's almost all coal. We do buy green power so that all of our monthly electricity is derived from green sources like windpower, but we're still trying to reduce our consumption as much as possible.

Everyday Yogini said...

At least the homes in cohousing have the benefit of being very energy efficient. I am looking forward to hearing how you cut your energy costs...

Penny said...

Most of NZ's power is hydro. But the lakes are very short of water so the govt is looking at alternative sources including coal! I wish we could have a solar panel on our house but they are quite expensive to install at present.

NZ does have some wind farms but not enough for the whole country.

PopMom said...

Speaking of solar panels, my husband and I were just chatting about that. With our oil bill hitting $630 last month (Boston area), we were wondering if the expense of going solar might be worth it at this point. Does anyone in your community have solar?