Catastrophic Climate Change: We Caused It; We're Going to Have to Fix It.
General Energy Use
When it comes to energy use, the type of energy and where it comes from make a difference. For example, if
you are looking to reduce your GHG emissions and you live in Quebec, reducing your electricity consumption won't
make much of a difference. Considerably less than 1% of Quebec electricity comes from burning hydrocarbon fuels;
almost all of the electricity in Quebec comes from hydro, wind and some solar and biomass. (There are other
reasons for controlling your energy demand, such as your electricity bill. Green energy you don't use is
available to others so they can reduce their use of more GHG-intense energy sources.
On the other hand,
if you live where a lot of your electricity comes from burning coal (e.g. Wyoming
see 2018 EIA report on CO2
emissions Table 9), then reducing your electricity consumption from the grid could make a significant
difference in reducing GHG emissions.