In this section, you’ll find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your activities in these areas of your home:
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In Canada, our homes are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after transportation. Running electrical appliances, heating and cooling, and our waste all contribute to climate change.
KEEP IN MIND:
Even though Manitoba’s electricity comes from hydroelectricity, reducing our electrical demand reduces fossil fuel burning.
Manitoba Hydro’s exports reduce the amount of fossil fuel-generated electricity needed by out-of-province customers and consequently reduces the amount of greenhouse gases produced.
This is because, if we save power consumption here it makes more power available for Hydro to export.
Manitoba Hydro exports its surplus power to neighbouring provinces (Saskatchewan) and the mid-western United States (Minnesota), where much electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels like coal and natural gas.