Our electricity comes predominantly from coal. Most of us in Missouri and Illinois burn over 30 pounds of coal per day in our homes. Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) that we use is a pound of coal burnt. Imagine 30, 40, 50 pounds of coal delivered to your doorstep everyday. When we look at our electric bill we may just see the cost in dollars. However, once we see differently, we may start to see that electric bill in pounds of coal. It’s our choice. It’s our choice to translate dollars to pounds of coal. It’s our choice to recognize dirty power as dirty air and the source of sick lungs for our children and families. It’s our choice to turn our lights off, to insulate our homes, to create our own clean solar energy.