As climate change threatens our environment, it is more imperative than ever to combat it at every level. With Earth Day around the corner, now is the time to reflect on what you can do to help the environment. Even if you already recycle or turn off the water while you brush your teeth, there are more steps you can take to help your local community and the world at large.
Carbon emissions contribute to climate change more than anything else. So, what causes the most emissions? Electricity consumption. Charging your phone, leaving your lights on, running the a/c—each action uses electricity. The problem isn’t necessarily that we use electricity; the problem is how often and at what times.
During peak hours, when the grid experiences a surge in usage, it’s forced to use energy from outdated power plants that release far more carbon emissions than regular plants (sometimes up to 10 times more). The more energy used during peak hours, the more carbon emissions from these plants, the worse it is for our environment.
It’s a vicious cycle, but here’s the good news: You can help by reducing your electricity consumption. Even better, you can get paid to do it when you join a smart energy program. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the challenges faced due to peaker plants and find out how you can join a smart energy program.
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