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Energy is vital for the operation of our homes and businesses. However, all forms of electricity generation have some level of environmental impact. Most of the electricity in the U.S. is generated from fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. Electricity generated from fossil fuels has a significant impact on the environment, beginning with their extraction, transportation, refining and distribution. The production of electricity produces pollutants such as, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide that contribute to smog, acid rain, and global climate change. Individuals can take the first step and begin energy saving measures at home and at work to help save non-renewable resources and reduce pollution. The EPA provides more information about what you can do to reduce your energy consumption: How Can I Reduce My Impact?
More Clean Energy Resources:
EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
EPA How Clean is the Electricity that I use?