Saskatchewan residents doing their part for climate change

Saskatchewan residents are jumping on board the call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The ten year trend ending in 2014 indicated personal environmental conservation increased about three percent.

The Energy and Emissions Officer at the University of Saskatchewan says that is much more top of mind today.

Kevin Hudson points to global warming demonstrations and local activism as reasons. He also feels attention to the federal carbon plan has had an influence despite its unpopularity in Saskatchewan.

Hudson says homeowners are replacing inefficient windows and doors as well as appliances and installing L-E-D lighting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving money.

Some are going even further by adding solar panels and driving electric cars.

He feels reducing reliance on electricity in the home is the fastest way to become more energy efficient and cost effective.

Hudson advises even though only about a quarter of energy used in homes comes from electricity, it costs twice as much as gas.

He suggests Saskatchewan residents reinvest their carbon plan rebates from Ottawa back into personal energy conservation measures.


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