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Green Facts for Consumers is dedicated to providing everyday people information about the products and natural resources they use on a daily basis. These facts provide invaluable insight not only into how the use of products impact consumers' wallets, but the environment as a whole.

What is the largest fuel source for electricity in the United States?

What is the largest fuel source for electricity in the United States?

Coal. It accounted for 44% of electricity generation in 2009. However, Coal’s share of electricity generation in the United States has decreased 8% since 1990. Why?

What uses the most water inside your home?

What uses the most water inside your home?

Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home. Older toilets can use up to seven gallons of water per flush. WaterSense labeled toilets could save you a bundle. How much?