Does my electricity consumption generate carbon emissions?

Does my electricity consumption generate carbon emissions?

Do you know nearly three-quarters of the total carbon emission is generated in our houses? Therefore we must understand the underlying causes of these carbon emissions so we can move ahead, creating a low carbon future.

The energy that we use at our homes comes from fossil fuels. Our dependency on this energy supply is visible from the fact that almost 85% of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels. And if we continue to waste, we will soon run out of this limited energy supply.

The power plants produce almost 30% of the earth’s total carbon emission in order to meet the growing need of the society.

This is not the only source of carbon emission, but there are a lot of household products generating carbon emissions. We must understand what all daily activities and household products cause these emissions if we want to create a low carbon future.

Check out a few activities that generate carbon emissions-

Driving-  Our cars are dependent on petroleum fuel to run it. This accounts for the major carbon emission an average person can produce. To reduce the carbon footprint, you can try public transports or carpool. This way, you will definitely reduce the stress on the fuel and also reduce your monthly energy bill.

Cooking- Grilling a perfect steak or other meat products takes a lot of time to cook, meaning the gas stove will have to run longer for it to cook. It is not just the cooking time, but also the waste products that contribute to the carbon emission. A vegetarian meal takes a lot less time to cook, which not only reduces the carbon emission but also saves your bill.

Food source– The overall carbon emission of the agriculture industry is 8%, and the livestock generates one-third of this total emission. One of the primary gas generated by the livestock is methane, which is more destructive than the CO2. 

Consumers can indirectly reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the need for animal products.

According to a report, food generates almost 17% of the total carbon emission. Switching to an organic diet reduces the carbon emission significantly, and has a more notable impact on your life.

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Do you know nearly three-quarters of the total carbon emission is generated in our houses? Therefore we must understand the underlying causes of these carbon emissions so we can move ahead, creating a low carbon future.

The energy that we use at our homes comes from fossil fuels. Our dependency on this energy supply is visible from the fact that almost 85% of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels. And if we continue to waste, we will soon run out of this limited energy supply.

The power plants produce almost 30% of the earth’s total carbon emission in order to meet the growing need of the society.

This is not the only source of carbon emission, but there are a lot of household products generating carbon emissions. We must understand what all daily activities and household products cause these emissions if we want to create a low carbon future.

Check out a few activities that generate carbon emissions-

Driving-  Our cars are dependent on petroleum fuel to run it. This accounts for the major carbon emission an average person can produce. To reduce the carbon footprint, you can try public transports or carpool. This way, you will definitely reduce the stress on the fuel and also reduce your monthly energy bill.

Cooking- Grilling a perfect steak or other meat products takes a lot of time to cook, meaning the gas stove will have to run longer for it to cook. It is not just the cooking time, but also the waste products that contribute to the carbon emission. A vegetarian meal takes a lot less time to cook, which not only reduces the carbon emission but also saves your bill.

Food source– The overall carbon emission of the agriculture industry is 8%, and the livestock generates one-third of this total emission. One of the primary gas generated by the livestock is methane, which is more destructive than the CO2. 

Consumers can indirectly reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the need for animal products.

According to a report, food generates almost 17% of the total carbon emission. Switching to an organic diet reduces the carbon emission significantly, and has a more notable impact on your life.

Electric appliances- Having too many appliances increases the use of the electrical supply, which inadvertently increases your carbon footprint. A gas oven generates about 6% of the total household emission, whereas an electric oven consumes almost 12% of the electrical energy. Using a microwave can reduce up to 50% of the total electricity consumption.

Other than these, keeping the electric appliances plugged in when not in use, or leaving the fans and cooling or heating systems switched on when not in use wastes a lot of energy every year. Many other factors are contributing to these electric waste, thereby increasing your carbon emission. Read a full list of household appliances that lead to electricity waste

Lawn Maintenance- Now, you may think that if you have a big lawn, you are contributing a lot to the environment. However, this is totally the opposite. The machines like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and other gardening tools use a lot of gas to work, which is more than what your lawn is equating for.

These are just a few things that generate a large amount of carbon emission from your household. By taking proper measures, you can curb these and will be well on your way to create a carbon-free future.

EnerWisely using its patented technology, Energy Fingerprint will bring you all details of your energy consumptions. Energy fingerprint uses your smart meter data to figure out your energy patterns and lifestyle. It brings you your consumption trends, any leaks that may cause a high electricity bill, and also how your energy habits are impacting the environment. Once you know what is creating the problem, the Energy Fingerprint helps you offset it by recommending the best energy plans to suit your needs.

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