Thursday, 30 November 2006

The Fifth Fuel

The main fuels used to produce our electricity are coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables like wind and hydropower.

Since burning coal and natural gas releases CO2, and nuclear has its own long term problems, we always encourage people to get their electricity from the fourth fuel - renewables. But there's not enough renewable power available for all of Britain's needs. Fortunately, there is another alternative.

Energy efficiency is sometimes referred to as the "fifth fuel". If you can light your home, run your appliances, and drive your car more efficiently, then you need less of the dirty stuff - and can reduce your carbon footprint. Take a look here and at previous blog posts for some tips to get you started.

Efficiency can help you reduce your CO2 emissions while maintaining a modern lifestyle. For your remaining carbon emissions, there is an offset package from Carbon Clear.

(Carbon Clear Homepage)