Going Green with PowerPlug
Electricity and the Environment
Electricity production is the single greatest man-made contributor to the emission of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) found power generation to be responsible for up to 31% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – more than industrial processes, cars or agricultural byproducts.
Just How Polluting is Electricity?The DECC estimates that 1 KWh drawn off the UK national power grid results in greenhouse gasses emissions of 542 grams, while the EPA sets the US figure at 689 grams per KWh.
What does it take to consume 1 KWh? Not much. A standard 100 watt light bulb left on for 10 hours consumes 1KWh, releasing more than a pound of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. An average refrigerator consumes around 2000 KWh annually, and is therefore responsible for over a ton of emissions each year.
The Effect of Greenhouse GassesThose greenhouse gasses play a major role in the accelerating warming of the planet. The climate change they usher in causes sea levels to rise, brings about extreme weather conditions such as draughts and record-breaking storms, endangers the world's water supplies and food production, and devastates natural ecosystems.
saving Electricity for a Cleaner WorldWhile cleaner power generation technologies such as photovoltaics or hydro power are gradually being adopted, they are still far from replacing traditional 'dirty' energy sources such as coal or gas. The most significant impact on carbon emissions today is achieved by saving electricity.
Saving electricity using PowerPlug Pro directly reduces emissions of greenhouses gasses. Every 1000 PCs managed by PowerPlug Pro reduce CO2 emissions by 150 tons annually.