For the majority of Canadians, electricity
represents the single largest contributor
to the home's pollution footprint
According to information from Statistics Canada, Canadian households contribute almost half (46%) of our country's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, of the goods and services used within the home, electricity use is the single largest contributor to the average home's GHG footprint.i
Greenhouse gases are not directly emitted when you use electricity at home; rather, they are emitted at power generation stations that burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas, to produce electricity. Statistics Canada states that "the electric power industry is the top greenhouse gas emitter in Canada."
Other emissions produced as a result of burning fossil fuels include nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide (precursors to smog), particulate matter (which gives rise to respiratory disease), heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium), and carcinogens.iii
Like many Canadians, you may be looking for more ways—and better ways—to reduce your home's impact on the environment. Recycling, using eco-friendly products, composting and other activities are all important things you can do to help the cause. However, after conservation, for the majority of Canadians, the one single action you can take that will make the biggest difference in terms of reducing your home's emissions footprint is to choose green electricity for your home.
Bullfrog Power is Canada's 100% green electricity provider. When you sign on for green electricity with Bullfrog, you eliminate your home's electricity-related emissions footprint. Bullfrog's generators inject clean, renewable power onto the grid to match the amount of power your home uses. Across Canada, Bullfrog's electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program—instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear.
You also help support the development of new renewable power in Canada. Since Bullfrog launched in 2005, bullfrogpowered homes and businesses have provided the demand for several new wind projects in Canada, and more will be built as the number of Bullfrog Power customers grows.
Choosing green electricity for your home is easy. It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up online, and no special wiring or equipment is required.
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