If you’re looking to take a step in your household with lots of impact, this is it. Electricity generated from fossil fuels accounts for 25 percent of the world's total emissions. So when you choose a clean energy plan for your home or use solar power, you’ll help cut carbon pollution.
Upgrading to renewable energy in our homes is an important step to phase out fossil fuels. The good news is that more people are making the switch, which sends a clear signal to energy providers and politicians that we want a cleaner energy system.
Check if your current utility provider offers a clean energy plan that you can switch to. If not, you could switch to another provider. It’s usually quite easy to do, and you don’t need to own your home to make the switch.
Use a comparison site to help you choose from the different options available in your area - simply search “compare renewable energy suppliers” online.
Switching to a clean energy plan can be as simple as a phone call or a few clicks. But this simple act has big benefits. And as more of us choose clean energy, we’ll encourage the construction of more renewable energy projects like wind and solar farms.
And when that happens, fossil fuels will be used less, reducing pollution and making the air we breathe and the water we drink cleaner and healthier.
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Electricity from sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydro and nuclear produces zero emissions at the point of generation.
Emissions from electricity generation and heat production account for 25% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions.
Impact metric calculations
To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to switching to a clean energy supplier or installing solar, the following calculations were performed:
(# of people in the household) x (monthly residential electricity consumption per capita) x (100% electricity effectively sourced from renewables) x (country-specific grid electricity carbon intensity) = kg CO2e reduction / month
For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology.