Transportation- 42% NYS Carbon Pollution
Once we had a Net Zero house (eliminating 38% of NYS Carbon) our focus turned to Transportation which is the source of 42% Carbon going into our air. In May 2017 we traded our all gas Honda Civic for an all electric Chevy Bolt. We love it, with a range of 238 miles per charge it is a solid mid range car and as fast charge station become available the range is unlimited. The electric charge station becomes the new gas station.
95% of our charging is done at night from the 240 V charge station I installed in our garage. End of the day plug it in and a fully charged Bolt is available the next morning.
The Bolt has become another electric appliance running off of our Net Zero house. It is powered from the excess electricity our Wind, Water, and Solar resources produce every year. Planning ahead to stay Net Zero including Transportation I am going to add 2.5 Kw more Solar.
We did it, we are living very comfortably while putting little or no Carbon into the air. We are proof with the right focus it can be done. If everyone stopped burning Fossil Fuel (Net Zero) most of our Climate worried would be over. Think about it, correct what we as individuals are doing and the rest will fall in line.