How Clean Is The Electricity I Use? - Power Profiler
So cool. Plug in your zipcode and this EPA website will inform you on where your area obtains its energy. For example, mine reads that we get 73% of our energy from coal (I can't help where I am. Ohio is a big coal state! How terrble). What's worse is that it compares your coal consumption to the nation's (50%). Yikes! We use 23% more coal than the national average! Ok, anyway, Gas (2%), Nuclear (23%), Hydro (1%), non-hydro renewables (0!). To boot, we exceed the national averages for carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Please visit this site. We need to be informed on our state of energy, especially with all the talk in election and media. Do yourself a favor and become informed!