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How Does Your Electricity Use Compare to the Rest of the World?

Posted By Lindsay Wilson On May 2, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Conservation,energy efficiency,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

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The United States has been doing a good job of cutting carbon in recent years. Emissions are down 12% [1] in the last 5 years, and half [2] of those cuts have come in the power sector where natural gas, wind and solar have been replacing coal. But when it to comes to electricity emissions from the home, we still have a lot of work to do. In a comparison of sixty countries [3], we found only Saudis have bigger electricity footprints. The average American uses 4,700 kWh in the home each year, costing them $600 and generating almost three tons of carbon emissions. Getting smart about tackling your electricity use [4] can slash both your power bill and your carbon footprint. Learn more at Shrink That Footprint [3].

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[1] down 12%: http://inhabitat.com/united-states-co2-emissions-fall-to-lowest-level-since-1994/

[2] half: http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/us-carbon-emissions-decline

[3] sixty countries: http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/electricity-emissions-around-the-world

[4] tackling your electricity use: http://inhabitat.com/5-tips-to-cut-your-electricity-bill-with-green-energy-expert-david-johnston/

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