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Guide: Get 50% of your electricity from clean sources

Steps to get it done:

Check out this guide, and get motivated
Using clean energy is a huge deal because residential energy usage accounts for about 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Getting half of your electricity from clean sources will help reduce your emissions significantly.
Step 1: Find out how much of your electricity comes from clean sources
You can contact your utility company or just use this tool from the EPA if you aren't sure where your power actually comes from. Clean can mean solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, or nuclear for this guide.
Step 2: Get more clean electricity from your utility
See if your utility company will allow you to buy additional clean energy.
Step 3: Get some clean energy yourself
If your utility won't allow you to buy clean energy, consider adding a solar thermal system on your house or some other small scale renewable energy system. If you have a running stream on your property, consider microhydro power. You can also look into putting solar panels on your house. This isn't ideal, but it may be the only way to get clean power.
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Susan Gunther July 26, 2009
Am looking for some good information on exactly what solar thermal system is, and what to look for in a good system. Perhaps a ratings link?
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