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Switch To Clean Energy

Renewable energy is your home’s best friend.

Upgrade to renewable energy in your home. Take this step and decide a level of commitment that works for you. Try it for a month to see how you do.

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Switch To Clean Energy

Moving to renewable energy is key to our journey back towards the safe space within the climate planetary boundary. Phasing out fossil fuels will substantially reduce air pollution, slow down ocean acidification and slow down escalating species extinction rates. Changing your energy source at home is easy and has lots of impact. Whether you’re switching energy providers or using solar panels, you’ll help reduce carbon emissions, and send a clear signal to businesses and politicians that people want to decarbonize the energy system.
  • Individual Impact
  • Combined Impact
  • Effort

Steps List

Steps
Switch To Clean Energy
Cut Food Waste
Eat More Veggies
Talk To Friends
Keep Politicians Accountable
Plant More Trees
Insulate Your Home
Save With Led Lights
Drive Electric Or Hybrid
Get Around Greener
Fly Less
Spark Ideas At Work
Make Your Money Count

REFERENCES

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes that electricity from sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydro and nuclear produces zero emissions at the point of generation.
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Solar photovoltaics can grow to a wide range of 6235–10100 terawatt-hours by 2050, avoiding 27–69 gigatons of greenhouse gases emissions
    Project Drawdown, Distributed solar photovoltaics

  • Impact metric calculations

    To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to switching to a clean energy supplier and/or installing solar panels, the following calculations were performed:

    Switch to a clean energy supplier:
    (3,471 kWh/household/year) x (0.475 kg CO2e/kWh) / (12 months/year) = kg CO2e reduction / month

    Get some solar
    (3,471 kWh/household/year) x (0.475 kg CO2e/kWh) / (12 months/year) = kg CO2e reduction / month

    For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology page.