At home

Quick Tip: If you get all of your home energy from renewables you can enter "100" in the "% from renewables" field and your footprint will show up as "0" so you can still track it.

Electricity

Average Electricity Usage

According to the EIA, in 2019, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,649 kWh, an average of about 877 kWh per month.

Alternative choices

If you would like to find out about alternative energy choices, why not visit the American Coalition Of Competitive Energy Suppliers website to see if renewables are available where you live.

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Natural Gas

Average Natural Gas Usage

Average gas usage varies from country to country, and even in one country will vary enormously from season to season.

For the US, according to data available from the EIA, in 2019 the average home in the United States used approximately 20,000 kWh of natural gas per year.

Renewables – Gas

Energy supplier Good Energy offers a renewable "Green Gas" tariff where 6% of their gas comes from biomethane: gas produced from organic matter – like manure and sewage.

They promise to also offset to make their gas 100% carbon neutral. If you are on Good Energy's "Green Gas" tariff enter "100" in the "From renewables" box.

Biomass

Biomass

The emissions factor used for biomass is the one for wood pellets as these are the type of biomass most typically used in domestic biomass systems.

Coal
Heating Oil
LPG

LPG

Also known as Propane and Butane.
Typically purchased in gas bottles of varying weights.

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