It's hard to imagine life without electricity. In our homes, we rely on it to power our lights, appliances, and electronics. Many of us also use electricity to provide our homes with hot water, heat, and air conditioning.
But as we use more electricity in our homes, our electric bills rise. In turn, fossil-fueled power plants not only generate more electricity, but also more pollution. The continued reliance on and depletion of fossil-fuel resources threatens our energy security.
Here you'll learn how to do the following:
Buy Clean Electricity
Purchasing "green power"-electricity generated using renewable energy-for your home helps reduce pollution and promote energy security.
Make Your Own Clean Electricity
Using a small renewable energy system can help you lower your electricity costs, achieve energy independence, and reduce pollution.
Reduce Your Electricity Use
Finding ways to reduce your electricity use can help lower your electricity costs and reduce pollution.
You can also learn how to read residential electric meters.