Have you ever had the feeling that global warming is doing to destroy the world and that there is nothing that you can do about it? The warming of the planet seems to be out of control so what on earth is we suppose to do? Even the most ethically minded people can feel helpless.
But all is not lost. We can collectively make a huge difference to reducing carbon emissions by making a few simple purchasing decisions. We do not have to go and live in a hippie commune and give up on the modern world totally.
One such decision is to change our electricity provider. Main stream providers source electricity from a range of non-eco friendly methods like burning coal, gas or nuclear. These methods cause enormous damage to the planet and contribute to global warming. In 2002 about 40% of US carbon dioxide emissions came from the burning of fossil fuels during electricity generation. But there is a range of green energy providers that we can use instead.
Green energy providers generate electricity from eco-friendly alternatives like solar, wind and tidal. Your electricity usage is calculated and your chosen green energy provider will supply that amount to the national grid. This ensures that your electricity usage is provided by greener, more environmentally friendly methods.
So you do not actually have to do anything apart from simply switching electricity providers. And they do not have to cost the earth if you shop around. You will be surprised how many green providers there are.