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According to statcan.gc.ca/pub/16-002-x/2008004/article/10749-eng.htm#a2

Electricity represents 42% of total energy used in the home, but greenhouse gases are not directly emitted when households turn on their lights. However, greenhouse gases are emitted when electricity is generated using fossil fuels. Approximately one-quarter of electricity in...

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Carbon neutral natural gas

There are a number of companies that provide "carbon neutral" natural gas. Seems like a good idea except they require a 5 year contract and charge a premium for the privilege.

Why not just pay the premium to one of the Gold Standard Carbon Credit companies (since these gas companies are doing the same thing)? For around $160 CDN you can purchase enough credits to offset your...

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According to the report "Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward" by Daniel Hoornweg, Lorraine Sugar and Claudia Lorena Trejos

In Copenhagen in 2009, a coalition of environmental groups presented Canada with an unprecedented third consecutive “Fossil of the Year” award. Canada’s annual per capita production-based GHG emissions are 22.65 tCO2e, among the highest in the world and a 26 per cent increase since 1990, rather...

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Building retrofits to increase energy efficiency are an essential component of any effort to mitigate climage change. However, there are many ways to conserve energy and reduce emissions that do not require building retrofits. We have prepared a list of measures that you may want to consider.

From a discussion with Greg Allen:

The primary barriers are...

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Water is a renewable resource. However, it takes considerable energy to treat water to make it potable (and eventually to treat in the sewer system so that it can be disposed of safely) so it makes no sense to waste it.

Conserving water has several benefits: it reduces the municipal cost of treating water and processing the extra sewage load; reducing heating costs of hot water; conserves a finite resource and last but not least, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Low-flush...

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