Reducing Carbon Emissions

Can we reduce carbon emissions without reducing our standard of living. Many experts say that we can. These are some ways that Californians Americans, and people all over the world can help reduce the production of harmful greenhouse gasses and help protect the natural environment.

Ways to reduce greenhouse gasses:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy conservation
  • Fuel switching
  • Carbon capture

Energy Efficiency

This is where carbon labels would help consumers. Programs such as Energy Star help Californians pick out the most energy efficient appliances.

Energy Conservation

We can all reduce our personal energy use by simply turning off lights when we are not in the room, adjusting thermostats when we are not home, and planning our travel.

Carbon Capture

Instead of just pouring emissions into the air, companies can capture and isolate harmful emissions.