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Picture Yourself Going Green: Step-by-Step Instruction for Living a Budget-Conscious, Earth-Friendly Lifestyle in Eight Weeks or Less by Erinn Morgan

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Chapter 4. Week Two: Green Your Energy

Week Two: Green Your Energy

Plug into more earth-friendly power. © istockphoto.com/Raffaelo

WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT ENERGY? It heats our homes, cooks our food, and delivers entertainment via our televisions and computers. Its sources are varied—coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear, renewable energies—and its demand increases every single day as the world’s population grows.

Of all the energy consumed by Americans, almost 40 percent is allotted to generating electricity, most of which is produced with fossil fuels. But, as the planet’s fossil fuel reserves dwindle, our demand is likely to soon outpace our supply.

The use of fossil fuels also ...

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