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Is a Watt Meter a CO2 Meter?

Clients call us regularly and ask, “What is the difference between a watt meter and a CO2 meter?” We can understand the confusion. Experts tell us that lowering energy use in our home results in a smaller carbon dioxide “footprint.” Since a watt meter can be used to help lower energy use, it follows that it might have something to do with also lowering CO2. Technically, they might be right. Lowering watts does lower energy use, which does lower the need to produce energy. Less energy produced means less CO2. But that doesn’t mean a watt meter measures the same...

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