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The average American household is responsible for produces considerable levels of CO2 per year. The exact amounts range between 18 – 22k Ibs which is almost twice as much as what the average automobile produces annually. Switching your household energy source to solar will dramatically offset this for the better. However, there are other environmental implications associated with house hold energy that will be impacting electricity costs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed initiatives to reduce carbon emissions to levels that are 30% below what the nation was producing in 2005. This legislation will place pressure on states to reduce the amount of energy they generate from coal sources. As a result, cost forecasts for coal burning electrical sources expects increases for home owners.
Source: National Geographic
There are several actions you can take right now to reduce your carbon footprint, many of which are not very difficult at all.
The reality of changing the state of our environment begins and ends with each and every one of us. Only you can decide how you are going participate in the movement for a greener planet. Switching to solar is one of the biggest, and most influential steps that can be taken. Not only will it help save the planet, but it will help save you thousands of dollars each year. Don’t wait for electricity cost to sky rocket even more. Empower yourself now by taking control of your energy once and for all.