Our lifestyle creates pollution.

We consume energy for everyday tasks such as driving, cooking, watching TV and cooling or heating our homes. Most energy is generated through polluting sources such as the burning of fossil fuels like natural gas and oil. This results in increased levels of carbon dioxide and other potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere. High concentrations of GHGs are linked to air and water pollution as well as climate change that has been linked to coastal flooding, habitat destruction, ecosystem disruption, the spread of infectious diseases, and fresh water shortages.

 

Community benefits

•    We support local renewable energy and carbon offset projects in the markets we serve. Therefore, by signing on to our JustGreen programs, you may be making a difference in your community by helping support green projects that may have otherwise not been possible.
•    Supporting local renewable energy projects will also help green your electricity grid and reduce the amount of polluting sources that your community depends on for power.
•    Local emission reduction projects help protect the air you breathe and contribute to a cleaner, greener province or state.

Economic benefits

•    Increased demand for green energy promotes the continued development of large scale green energy projects. Increased development helps to stimulate innovation and job growth in this sector of the economy.
•    Availability of government-sponsored financial incentives for individuals and businesses to 'go green'.
•    Energy efficient practices (such as the use of energy efficient appliances) can result in long term cost savings for households and businesses.
•    Promotes the development of domestic energy production.

Environmental benefits

•    With JustGreen power, the equivalent of up to 100% of your electricity consumption will be generated by renewable power sources which do not contribute to the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The more renewable energy we buy, the greener the market electricity grid becomes.
•    With JustGreen natural gas, we will ensure that the equivalent of up to 100% of your natural gas consumption is offset by emission reduction projects that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.

Increased smog levels

Smog is high in established metropolitan areas across North America, and is growing rapidly in countries such as India and China. High concentrations of greenhouse gases are linked to air and water pollution, as well as climate change which contribute to flooding, habitat destruction, ecosystem disruption, the spread of infectious diseases, and fresh water shortages.

Heightened water levels

•    Since 1993, global sea levels have risen at an accelerating rate of about 3.5 mm/year, leading to the loss of thousands of miles of shoreline and threatening 10% of the world's population that live in low-lying areas.
•    Warming temperatures also lead to the melting of glaciers and ice sheets, which has caused rising ocean levels in both poles and threatening extinction of certain species.

Rising temperatures

•    Average temperatures have increased by approximately 1.4°F since the early 20th Century.
•    Increased extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, floods, hurricanes and severe storms.
•    Lowered agricultural productivity due to less favorable weather conditions, less available irrigation water, increased heat stress to plants and an increase in pest activity due to warmer temperatures.
•    Extinction of species that cannot adapt to rapidly changing climate and habitat conditions.