Healthy, Sustainable Planet

Using renewable energy drastically reduces carbon pollution and the negative impacts they cause while combating climate change.

The United States Has Pledged to Be Net-Zero by 2050

The Earth is already around 1.1ºC warmer than it was in 1900. To keep global warming within 1.5°C, emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. We can do our part by subscribing to a renewable energy plan today.

What does net zero mean? Net zero means that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere each year would equal the amount removed naturally via absorption by forests and oceans.

The world is moving towards net zero together. In June 2018, almost 70 countries (including the biggest polluters: China, the United States, and the European Union) signed the Paris Agreement, committing to keep temperature rise well under 2ºC above pre-industrial levels.

This includes reducing carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050. In addition, a growing number of countries, cities, states, regions, businesses, and other organizations around the globe have joined the Race to Zero, pledging to achieve net-zero emissions.

We can all contribute to and benefit from creating a healthy, sustainable planet.

Renewable energy is already making a difference in how we power our homes and businesses. And it does much more than that:

  • The more customers subscribe to Renewable Energy plans, the cost will decrease, making them an attractive alternative for consumers and businesses.
  • Clean energy technologies are creating thousands of jobs across the United States. In fact, renewable energy creates more jobs and generates more revenue than fossil fuels.

New York continues to lead the nation with innovative green energy initiatives and has been an example to the rest of the world how to confront the perils of climate change, the existential threat of our time.  Today’s decision is a major step forward in achieving New York State’s goal of 70 percentage of our energy from renewable resources while paving the way for thousands of high-quality jobs, spurring billions in economic activity, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and ushering in a cleaner, greener New York for all.  Kathy HochulGovernor, State of New York

  • Renewable energy doesn’t pollute the air we breathe like dirty energy does. The toxins created by dirty energy can damage our lungs, brain, heart, kidneys, liver, blood cells, immune system, skin, eyes, and reproductive organs. Renewable energy sources are safe for human beings and animals.
  • Increased usage of renewable energy diversifies our energy supply and reduces our dependence on imported fuels.
  • Renewable energy is an inexhaustible resource. Wind and solar power can produce upwards of 2080 times the amount of electricity we use today. In fact, there is enough wind and sun in the United States alone to power every home in the nation.
  • Renewable energy sources are less vulnerable than traditional power sources to extreme weather events. This includes natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, along with manmade catastrophes like terrorist attacks and cyberattacks. Because of this, they can provide continuous power even if something goes wrong with the grid.

Renewable Energy at Home and Work

We need to make big changes.

The good news is that we know what to do. Like switching to electric cars and planting trees. Small actions add up. They help us achieve net zero, focusing on a few main areas, which are:

  • Transportation – A large amount of our carbon footprint can be reduced if we modify the way we get around, convert to a hybrid or EV car or bicycle, and walk more when possible. It makes a big difference!
  • Alternative Power source – Vast majority of carbon comes from your home energy. Choose a renewable power supplier like ABest Green Power for 100% clean electricity.
  • Shopping locally – Patronize companies that are carbon neutral, eat at farm-to-table restaurants when possible, and be more conscious of where you spend your money on goods.
  • Efficiency – Lower waste of home energy, use less, seal windows and doors, run washer, dryer, and dishwasher late at night and on weekends, and use a smart thermostat.

More and more New Yorkers are choosing renewable energy for their homes and businesses. Many businesses also install combined heat and power in their buildings to save them money, reduce their environmental impact, and provide greater control of their energy use. Everyone needs to play their part. Even you.

You can make a difference. Sign up with ABest today.