Monday, November 06, 2006

Some interesting facts we hope you consider when making your energy decisions from our friends at Bauer Power.

  • 7 Billion Tons of CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere from the United States every year.
  • The average American household emits 15 Tons of CO2 annually, half of which comes from the energy needs of our homes.
  • We burn 400% more gas and coal then we need to because 73% of all power generated from US power plants gets lost in transmission.
  • If every American household (100 million homes) changed just ONE light bulb to a compact fluorescent, it would be like taking 1 MILLION cars of the road.
  • Turning your thermostat down just 3 degrees in the winter & up in 3 degrees in the summer reduces half a TON of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.
  • Driving a Hybrid car will reduce your CO2 emissions by 8TONS versus driving an average American car.

So what are you going to do to help make a change?