The amount we pay for electricity depends upon where we live in the world. In most countries the main source of electricity is generated by burning coal in large industrial power plants. Over 50% of the electricity generated in the United States comes from burning coal. Only 18% of the electricity generated worldwide comes from renewable energy.
Coal is the most polluting way to generate electricity and is the main contributor to global warming. The more electricity we can save the more we are helping the environment.
When we researched the cost of electricity for the Shower n Save product, we averaged the 2010 electricity prices in the following areas: Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand. The prices have been converted in to US cents for 1 kilowatt hour of electricity and include all taxes, rebates and surcharges.
|Country / State||kWh (US cents)|
|New South Wales||17.40|
|Prince Edward Island||17.06|
Denmark has the highest electricity prices in our survey. About four times as expensive as Ontario (9.23 US cents/kWh) and five time as expensive as Washington (7.66 US cents/kWh) As a result of having higher energy prices, the Danes are known for better energy conservation.