The electricity we generate in the United States is responsible for more than a third of the carbon dioxide emissions our country produces. Why? Because most of our electrical-power supply comes from burning fossil fuels. This week, the Slate Green Challenge with TreeHugger covers reducing your CO2 footprint when it comes to electricity in your home. Sure, new advances in devices such as photovoltaic panels and tidal power could certainly help alleviate pollution, but you don’t have install rooftop solar panels or a backyard wind turbine to be part of the solution. Simple things like turning off the lights when leaving a room, air-drying laundry, and raising the air conditioner a few degrees can really help. The added bonus? These habits will help shave dollars from your energy bills, too. ::Green Challenge Electricity
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