From the floods here in the UK to other weather events around the world, you can’t deny the emerging climate emergency. Human activity is causing our climate to change, certainly the evidence is clear for all to see. As a result, the Net Zero Strategy aim’s to tackle the worsening climate emergency.
Net Zero Emissions by 2050
The UK government has a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. Therefore, a change in the way we live is needed.
When fossil fuels are burnt, carbon dioxide is emitted. Out of all the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide is the most significant. According to the IPCC, if we fail to limit global warming the weather we’ve seen will worsen and become more frequent. To aid in the planets recovery, the government has the Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener.
This demands a major change to the UK heating market. At the moment, a change that some of the UK population are uninformed about and not ready for.
The good news is there’s still a chance to avoid climate change. Emissions need to be reduce whilst allowing the remaining emissions to be absorbed by forests and other natural carbons sinks. Carbon captures can also help to improve the climate and help reach the goal.
Alternatives to Gas Boilers
According to the Energy Savings Trust, the majority of house emissions come from heating. Therefore, to reach the net zero target, households need a 95% reduction in emissions.
The only way to reach the target is to stop heating homes with fossil fuels. Simultaneously, it will improve the health of the planet.
Green alternatives currently exist and now’s the time to make the change. With this in mind, we currently offer a range of gas alternatives to help you make this change. Speak to use today to find out more.
Benefits of Green Gas Alternatives
- Cut down emissions – Help reach the net zero emissions target by 2050.
- Create a healthy planet.
- A more sustainable source of energy.
- Long life span.
- Saves you money.
Heat pumps take the heat from the environment and pump the heat to higher temperatures. This can then be used for hearting your home or water.
Air source heat pumps transfer outdoor heat inside by converting it to heat for your home.
Ground source heat pumps absorb heat from the ground and brings the heat into your homes.
Interested? The government’s Renewable Heat Incentive is running until March 2022 . Through the scheme, you recieve quarterly cash payments over 7 years if you install low carbon heating systems.
After that, in April 2022 this scheme will be replaced by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. To sum up, this scheme will offer £5000 upfront to help with the cost of installing low carbon technologies like heat pump.
Solar PV (Solar Photovoltaics) is the creation of electricity using energy from the sun. Direct sunlight isn’t needed to create electricity. Modern day solar panels produce electricity through daylight. However, more electricity is produced on days that are brighter.
As technology improves, more options will become available. So, will we hit the net zero target? Only time will tell. But what we do we know is a change from using fossil fuels is needed. We all have to make the switch.
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