Environmental Pollutants from Electricity Production

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Fact Sheet

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You been reading lots of information that tells you conserving electricity not only saves you money but also the environment by reducing environmental pollutants. You understand the money saving part but are wondering just how the production of electricty pollutes the environment.

Download this fact sheet to learn about the byproducts of electric generation to help you to make informed energy choices. Topics discussed include:

  • Sulfur dioxide and its contribution to acid rain
  • Nitrogen oxide and its contribution to ozone
  • Carbon dioxide and its contribution to global warming
  • Particulate pollution and its contribution to respiratory illness
  • Why energy conservation works
  • Why renewable energy sources are a good choice

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