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Electricity generation is the single largest industrial source of air pollution in the United States. To meet our energy needs, we are currently depleting irreplaceable natural resources such as fossil fuel and uranium.
Source: EPA AirData National Emission Inventory
Source: Energy Information Administration
Mainers can now choose "green power" based on cleaner and renewable energy sources. Buying green power reduces the social and environmental impacts associated with electricity generation. It also ensures that we harness sustainable sources to satisfy our demand for electric power.
The choice to buy green power rests on considerations other than price alone. In this section of our web site, we help you understand key concepts that will enable you to make informed decisions about buying green power.
|What is it?
Find out what green power is all about.
|Why buy it?
Discover why you might want to buy green power.
|How to buy?
Learn how to buy green power.
EPA Green Power Partnership
Green Power Network
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EPA Clean Energy Website
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