23 Feb '12, 7pm

Do you know where you energy comes from? Hydroelectric, nuclear, coal? Use your zip code and find out

Do you know where you energy comes from? Hydroelectric, nuclear, coal? Use your zip code and find out

How clean is the electricity I use? - Power Profiler UPDATE (October 24, 2011): An updated set of utility boundary data is incorporated into this application. An updated spreadsheet that reveals eGRID subregions and output emissions rates for greenhouse gases from entered ZIP codes is available at the bottom of this page. In the United States, electricity is generated in many different ways, with a wide variation in environmental impact. Electricity generation from the combustion of fossil fuels contributes toward unhealthy air quality, acid rain, and global climate change. Many electricity customers can choose their provider of electricity or can purchase green power from their utility. In fact, you might now have the option of choosing cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of energy. Power Profiler will: Determine your power grid region based on your ZIP code an...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/how-clean.html

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