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How does the electricity I use compare to the national average?

The impact electricity has on air emissions is determined by the fuel mix used to generate the electricity. The fuel mix varies according to location and fuel availability. Determin the fuel mix of the electricity you use with an EPA interactive site, and compare that to the fuel mix and air emissions in other parts of the country, and the nation's average.
Using this lesson in your classroom
Connecticut's fuel mix for electric generation is very different than that of the nation average. Learn how different fuels affect air emissions. This activity could be used in the classroom or as a homework web quest assignment.
Grade Level:
9.2 D5
9.3 D8
9.7 D19
9.8 D23
9.9 D25, 26
D INQ 1-4, 6,7,9,10
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