Snohomish County citizens are joining the charge to clean up how we generate electricity: more renewables, fewer fossil fuels. Meanwhile, few of us are paying attention to how we use that energy. If we’re really interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that’s where we have to look.
Buildings — houses, stores, offices, and others — produce 27 percent of Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions, and with the population growth the state is experiencing, these emissions are growing. This air pollution is linked to increased asthma and other breathing problems that kill 4 million to 7 million people every year and cost governments a little less than $23 billion each year.
By, Jeanine SanClemente, Herald Net