What is polluting our Environment
74% of US coal plants threatened by renewables, but emissions continue to rise
Carbon dioxide (CO2): Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas, responsible for about three-quarters of emissions. It can linger in the atmosphere for thousands of years. In 2018, carbon dioxide levels reached 411 parts per million at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, the highest monthly average ever recorded. Carbon dioxide emissions mainly come from burning organic materials: coal, oil, gas, wood, and solid waste.
BY TRAPPING HEAT from the sun, greenhouse gases have kept Earth's climate habitable for humans and millions of other species. But those gases are now out of balance and threaten to change drastically which living things can survive on this planet—and where.
Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide—the most dangerous and prevalent greenhouse gas—are at the highest levels ever recorded. Greenhouse gas levels are so high primarily because humans have released them into the air by burning fossil fuels. The gases absorb solar energy and keep heat close to Earth's surface, rather than letting it escape into space.
That trapping of heat is known as the greenhouse effect. The roots of the greenhouse effect concept lie in the 19th century, when French mathematician Joseph Fourier calculated in 1824 that the Earth would be much colder if it had no atmosphere. In 1896, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to link a rise in carbon dioxide gas from burning fossil fuels with a warming effect. Nearly a century later, American climate scientist James E. Hansen testified to Congress that “The greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now."
Today, climate change is the term scientists use to describe the complex shifts, driven by greenhouse gas concentrations, that are now affecting our planet’s weather and climate systems. Climate change encompasses not only the rising average temperatures we refer to as global warming but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts.
If you have an Edison or a DWP Smart Meter you will "Jump for Joy!"
Did you know you can make your existing DWP or Edison “SMART” Meter “Spin Backwards” and magically make a $297 Electric Bill DISAPPEAR?!
And did you also know you’re about to LOSE OUT on $9,752 if you don’t "Go Solar" by the end of this year?
IT’S TRUE! Edison and DWP homeowners who spend more than $99/Month on electricity can now reduce their power bills by 94% by “Going Solar,” without paying a penny out of pocket!
I get it… it sounds a little too good to be true right?
Well, there IS a CATCH: Not all homes qualify.
HOW DOES IT WORK!?
Hi, my name is Tom Butler, president of Solar Energy by Tom B, a leading solar company in Southern California.
We love to help families save money by switching to Solar.
Let me explain…
SoCal utilities HAVE TO offer Net Metering to all of us. This basically CREDITS Solar-Owners for the electricity they ADD to the grid.
For example, if your neighbor has SOLAR on their roof, it likely generates more electricity than the home uses during the day when they are at work
If the home is “net-metered,” their existing SMART electricity meter will run BACKWARDS, providing a credit against what electricity is used at night, or other periods when their home's electricity use exceeds the system's output.
Simply put, homeowners can use their solar power produced during the day to run their homes at night.
Sounds Simple, right?
Find Out If You’re Qualified, email Free Solar to or click on the link below
Here’s EXACTLY why Edison and DWP homeowners like YOU are “going solar” this year:
• Insane Lifelong Savings
• The Federal Government REBATES You Back 30% (Ends 12/31/19 @ 11:59 pm)
• $0 Down Installation (yes, you read that right)
• You can now use your savings to pay for the work
• 0% Interest Financing! (did someone say free money?)
• 25-year “Bumper to Bumper” Warranties (did someone say no risk?)
• This and so much more!
And if you’re just kind of CURIOUS, that’s cool too. Let’s do a free, no pressure, no obligation discovery call to see if Solar might be worth investigating.
California becomes first state to require new homeowners to go Solar story (continued) from page one)
California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar-powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission.
The unanimous action Wednesday finalized a previous vote by the Energy Commission and brings the state closer to fulfilling a decade-old goal to be reliant on cleaner energy.
If Solar Energy did not work, they would not be able to force homeowners to add it to their homes
One commission member worried the mandate would make it harder for California wildfire victims to rebuild. But supporters assured him that won't be a problem, according to the newspaper.
Homeowners will have two options that eliminate upfront costs of adding solar: leasing the solar panels or signing a power purchase agreement that pays for the electricity without buying the panels, said Drew Bohan, executive director of the energy commission.
One solar-industry representative said the net savings from adding solar power will be about $40 a month or nearly $500 a year.
“These standards won't necessarily make homes more expensive to buy. What they will do is save money on utility costs,” said Pierre Delforge, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “This is not only the right thing to do for the climate, it is financially smart.”
Home builders have been preparing for years to meet a proposed requirement that all new homes be “net-zero,” meaning they would produce enough solar power to offset all electricity and natural gas they consume over the course of a year.
Carbon dioxide levels are at a record high. Here's what you need to know.
Carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas that drives global climate change, continues to rise every month.
Find out the dangerous role it and other gases play.