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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.

Greening the Grid

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