Ever wonder where your electricity comes from? Many utilities have only one or two sources for their power, but PGE utilizes up to 9 different sources. The citizens of Portland have encouraged and supported PGE in the efforts to bring more renewable energy to Portland. That said, we still have a long way to go. We still get over 50% of our power from fossil fuels! And 25% from coal.
Did you know that your house produces 2 to 3 times more greenhouse gasses as a car? On average, our homes are the largest producers of greenhouse gasses in our daily lives. Want to make a change? Want to help reduce your carbon foot print? Conservation is the key. How do you reduce your usage? Riding your bike and taking the bus are great starts, but we are not addressing your largest user, the house.
Cost effective choices like air sealing and insulation is where you should start. Then changing your heating source to an efficient model. Then water heating, and windows are usually last.
Looking for incentives and financing to complete these projects, check out Clean Energy Works Oregon.