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Fourteen nations and Europe account for about 80 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions. See four ways to look at global carbon footprints.

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The Great Energy Challenge

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    Personal Energy Meter

    See how you measure up, and find out how making simple changes at home can help.

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    Light Bulb Savings Calculator

    How much can you save yourself, and the world, by switching to more efficient bulbs?

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