We tend to think of home energy as a good thing. Indeed, it is nice to be able to turn the lights on or use a stove to cook indoors. But when you use energy, you are not just affecting yourself. You are also affecting the planet and others. Burning fossil fuels does release greenhouse gases. And while green energy is more planet-friendly, it's still not unlimited in supply. Our point is: energy is good, but its use does impact the environment, too. Keep this in mind as you use energy, and also as you read more about energy and the environment on this blog.