How Conventional Energy
Harms the Planet
The problem is how that electricity is generated.
Most utility companies in the United States use coal or natural gas as inputs to create energy for their power plants – both are dirty, fossil fuels that are non-renewable. Coal is perhaps the dirtiest form of fossil fuel energy because it emits tons of pollution each year, including particulate matter and mercury, both of which contribute to a wide array of human health problems.
An even greater concern is the emission of greenhouse gases – the primary cause of climate change.
To measure the impact of these greenhouse gas emissions, we calculate a carbon footprint, which is the overall greenhouse gases emitted by a particular building or process, expressed in carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. The following chart illustrates the carbon footprint of utilities in each region of America.
Solar Is THE Green Alternative
Unlike traditional power generation sources, solar technologies produce electricity using a renewable source – the sun – so there’s no limit to how much energy can be gained by tapping into the sun.
Solar systems also generate electricity without creating noise or emitting pollutants such as greenhouse gases, smog, acid rain, or water pollution. Even when the emissions related to solar cell manufacturing are counted, solar panels produce less than 15% of the CO2 emitted from a conventional coal-fired power plant.
“Go Green” At No Cost
A Greenzu Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) allows clients to make an immediate environmental impact, at no cost. We make helping the planet “pencil out”. Typical clients keep 746 tons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, which is the equivalent of preserving 147 acres of forest and taking 232 tons of waste out of our landfills.
Discover how a commercial solar system through a Greenzu PPA could be your ticket to no-hassle renewable energy today!