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Questions tagged [usa]

The United States of America, a country on the North American continent between Canada and Mexico. Use this tag for questions that are specific for the USA and not applicable to other countries.

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Why is the per capita CO2 emissions so much higher in Wyoming than in the Northeast?

Per capita CO2 emissions are several times higher in the "red" states of the West and South than it is in the Northeast. I cannot imagine why. From "List of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions"...
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What is the current tax-credit for homeowners who install a geothermal heat pump system?

I'm confused by what this website is telling me about the tax-credit for a geothermal heat pump: https://www.energy.gov/savings/residential-renewable-energy-tax-credit It says: A taxpayer may ...
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What are the environmental consequences of shipping food across the Atlantic Ocean [closed]

For a given weight and volume of food requiring refrigeration, how much worse would US manufacturing need to be than Western European manufacturing to environmentally justify purchasing imported food? ...
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Renting solar panels in another state

I live in Pennsylvania in the United States. Due to a combination of frequent overcast days, potential storm damage, and my wife not wanting to cover up our recently-rebuilt roof, I'm not able to ...
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How can I get my landlord to improve my apartments heating efficiency? [duplicate]

I am renting a unit in an older building that has a lot of gaps in the doors and windows and poor insulation in the walls. Is there a way to make the landlord fix this? Some sort of property codes or ...
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What is the % of energy produced per year which is renewable energy (including hydropower, biomass, …) in the U.S. and in the whole world?

I would like to know what is the % of energy produced per year which is renewable energy (including hydropower, biomass, wind, geothermal, solar) : in the United States in the entire world . And ...
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When are manufacturers required to mark products and packaging with recycling codes?

I just purchased a consumer product. It was packaged in a clear plastic 'disposable' container. This shipping container is not marked in any way. There is no material designation or recycling code ...
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Where can I recycle plastic caps in the US?

The city recycling bins in Denver don't allow plastic caps but some other cities do so it is possible to recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas where or how I could recycle the caps?
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Options to suggest to landlord for cost savings via renewable energy?

I have a landlord who is very interested in saving money. I wanted to suggest options to her to help her save money while reducing environmental footsteps. However she is not motivated to save the ...
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Are flame-retardant-free couches sold in the US?

Over the past few years, I have heard in the news about the likely dangers and ineffective but widespread use of flame retardants in furniture cushions. I'm in the market for a sofa, and I'd like to ...