5 Facts that are Changing the Way Americans Fight Global Warming
2017 showed us that the impact of a warming planet is here, now. Real world climate disasters, scientific data, and national economic and security priorities have placed climate change at the forefront of everyday American life. Being part of the climate solution is no longer a luxury for a far off time.
There is something that millions can do right now to make a big difference. One of the most effective ways to cut household’s carbon footprint is by simply switching your household power to 100% pollution-free renewable electricity.
Effectively reducing a household’s carbon output to 0% for electricity consumed. Think about it: Every light, every appliance, every computer and every TV you own would be 100% carbon neutral.
Unfortunately, this reality for millions of households is often not realized because there is not enough awareness of the facts showing the significant impact this switch can make on a national level.
Knowledge is the fuel that creates change. The following are 5 of the most compelling facts everyone should know about the household renewable electricity movement:
#1: Renewable Electricity is widely available for households: According to the US Department of Energy, “over 50% of utility customers in America have the option to purchase renewable electricity directly from their power supplier.” DOE Link
#2: Electricity generation is the biggest greenhouse gas pollution source: According to the Environmental Protection Agency “Electricity generation produces 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and represents the largest share of all greenhouse gas emitters. Approximately 67 percent of our nation’s electricity comes from burning fossil fuels, mostly coal and natural gas.” EPA Link
#3: The national impact of switching to renewables is significant: The following 18 States represent approximately 54% of the US population and have deregulated electricity markets allowing households to choose and switch to 100% renewable electricity: CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA.
#4: Costs of renewable electricity continues to drop: Renewable electricity costs are rapidly approaching fossil fuel costs. Forbes Link
#5: Switching is super easy: Most renewable energy suppliers bill through your current utility using the same wires and your existing utility bill.
FACT: Not enough Americans are aware that they can make the switch. It is our mission to spread the word. Please join us, be informed, share this information, and switch your electricity to 100% renewable.
Across the U.S., households are stepping up and choosing to support renewable electricity, and at the same time reducing demand for fossil fuels like coal and gas.
Join our movement and take real and lasting action that you can be proud of.
Use your power bill to do good. Big Switch has teamed up with some of the best, most ethical renewable energy companies in the climate fight.
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Whether you choose our recommendation or find another supplier, the most important thing for our future is to stop using and supporting fossil fuel.
Join us and be part of the climate solution!