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United States Environmental Protection Agency
How Clean Is the Electricity I Use?


 

How Does the Electricity I Use Compare to the National Average?

The table below contains two charts:

  • The first chart compares the fuel mix used to generate electricity in your region to the national fuel mix.
  • The second chart compares the average air emissions rates in your region of the power grid to the national average emissions rates.

 ZIP code: 32606

Distribution Utility: Gainesville Regional Utilities

FUEL MIX COMPARISON

1
What Is
My Fuel Mix?

This chart compares fuel mix (%) of sources used to generate electricity in your region to the fuel mix (%) for the entire United States.

Legend explaining that green represents National Fuel Mix and blue represents Your Region's Fuel Mix
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0
7
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18
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20
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19
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3
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23
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16
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36
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52
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%

Non-Hydro Renewables Hydro Nuclear Oil Gas Coal  

 

EMISSIONS RATE COMPARISON

2
What Are the Emissions in My Area?
This chart compares the average emissions rates (lbs/MWh) in your geographical region to the national average emissions rates (lbs/MWh) for nitgrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide.

Legend explaining that green represents National Emissions Rates and blue represents Your Region's Emissions Rates

 

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    Nitrogen
Oxide
    Sulfur
Dioxide
    Carbon
Dioxide
 

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

3
What Can I Do to Make a Difference?
Choose one of the buttons on the right to find out what you can do to make a difference.

My Emissions

Find out about the actual emissions attributable to the electricity you use in your home or business.

Be More Energy Efficient

Find out how you can make your home or business more energy efficient.

Buy Green Power

Learn how you can buy green power (power generated from renewable energy sources) for your home or business.

 

Note: The information reported above is derived from EPA's eGRID database for calendar year 2000.