(1) Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change
Energy generated by burning carbon-based fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas accounts for 69% of our total electrical generation in the U.S., accounting for greater than a third of U.S. global warming emissions. If you still use PECO energy, more than a third of your electricity is in coal-fired power plants, which alone produce about 25% of U.S. carbon emissions.
The northeastern region of the U.S. has been heavily affected by the impacts of human-made climate change. In comparison to the early 1900s, the northeastern United States has seen:
The insurance industry has been one of the fastest to react to the potential dangers of climate change. Some companies, such as Ernst & Young have taken steps such as publicly announcing their concern about climate change, adjusting premiums for climate change-related disasters, lobbying governments, and investing in clean energy.
Since solar and wind energy produce no carbon emissions, switching to clean energy is a simple way to reduce your household’s carbon footprint.