How do electric cars work?

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How do electric cars work?

Electric and hybrid cars have been enjoying a rapid surge in popularity over the last decade or so. In this article we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about electric vehicles, such as; how do electric cars work? What are the pros and cons of electric vehicles? What do they cost and are they worth it?

A brief history of the electric car

Surprisingly, electric cars actually pre-date petrol cars. The first electric vehicles were developed in the late 19th century, with British inventor Thomas Parker being credited with building the first production electric car in London in 1884. At the peak of their popularity there were around 30,000 electric cars in circulation worldwide.

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A photo of Thomas Parker in an early electric car.

As you can imagine, these early electric cars weren’t without their limitations, and petrol soon took over as a cheap, plentiful and easy-to-use fuel. Quick refuelling times, longer range and better infrastructure all helped to solidify the popularity of the internal combustion engine in the first decade of the 20th century.

Electric cars remained unpopular right up until the end of the last century, when environmental concerns and rising fuel prices brought them back into the conversation. In the 2000s, improvements in battery technology once again made electric cars a viable, affordable way to get around – with various electric & hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and the Tesla range (amongst many others) becoming common sights on our roads.

What exactly is an electric car?

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The Nissan Leaf is one of the world’s best-selling electric cars. Image source: nissan.co.uk

The term “electric car” refers to a road-legal, highway-capable electric automobile, whereas “electric vehicle” is a more general term that can apply to all kinds of electric-powered vehicles both big and small. Electric cars are powered purely by electricity – as opposed to hybrid cars, which use an electric motor combined with a smaller petrol engine, allowing them to achieve very high fuel efficiency.

Electric cars use a large, rechargeable battery along with one or more electric motors. They can be recharged by plugging them in to a power supply, either at home or at a public charging station. Hybrid cars work a little differently, depending on which kind of hybrid you’re talking about. We’ll discuss hybrids in more detail below.

Batteries

The one big difference between a conventional and electric car of course is the fuel. A traditional car burns petrol, releasing energy that drives the pistons and creates motion. This chemical reaction also creates carbon dioxide and other byproducts that are released into the air. Much of the energy released from the fuel is lost as either heat or sound – only around 20-30% of the chemical energy in your petrol goes into moving the car.

Electric cars on the other hand store their energy in large lithium ion-batteries – the exact same technology that powers your smartphone or laptop. Electrons gradually leave the battery, powering an electric motor that drives the wheels. Although electric cars are heavier than those with internal combustion engines, they are much more efficient – only around 20% of energy in the battery is wasted.

Are electric cars the answer to global pollution?

Although electric cars are going to increase in the future, at the moment there are several questions to address. In order for the electric car to have a positive impact on the environment we must first fix the energy pollution at the source. If the source of the electric provided to run the car is created by fossil fuels, it renders the electric car mute. We must first ensure all electric car chargers are generated from renewable energy.

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How much do we really depend on energy?

How much do we really depend on energy?

‘Most of the population are now heavily dependent on energy’. An average office worker will use over 10 hours of the day consuming energy. Whether it be on a mobile, heating, lights, TVs, transport or in work computers and technology.  A staggering 86% (approx. 6.4 billion) of the world population use electricity every day. Only 14% (approx. 1.1 billion)  of the world population do not have electricity access: https://bit.ly/2HCvM3R

Although having no access to electricity and energy supply comes with its own negatives such as unclean cooking and communication access, those of us who use electricity all day everyday may not realise just how dependant we are as a species on electrical and energy consumption.

UK energy consumption

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(GOV.UK, 2019; 2018 REPORT)

The rising number of households, appliances and disposable income have meant an increased demand in energy in the UK from 1970. The number of households steadily grew from 18.8 million in 1970 to 28.0 million in 2017. Although a number of energy efficiency household precautions’ have helped to reduce effects such as; more insulation, double glazing and less water tanks due to more efficient boiler systems, may show a reduction in energy usage in the past number of years we are still polluting at a immense level. (GOV.UK;2018)

Humans are becoming more and more dependent on technology and in turn energy to activate thus technology. (Rene J et al, 2016). https://bit.ly/2LCu9oy

Mobile phone sales rates alone have almost quadrupled in the past 9 years worldwide from 122.32 million units in 2007 to over 555.27 million units in 2018. (https://bit.ly/2iLHY70) This alone requires 432.95 million more mobile phone units, all needing energy to be charged daily.

Domestic gas, electricity and transport remain to be the UK’s biggest energy consumption sectors.

The UK is in the top 11 global natural gas consumers:

1      United States                                      773,200,000,000

2      European Union                                     428,800,000,000

3      Russia                                             418,900,000,000

4      China                                              186,200,000,000

5      Iran                                               186,000,000,000

6      Japan                                              123,600,000,000

7      Canada                                             114,800,000,000

8      Saudi Arabia                                       102,300,000,000

9      Germany                                            81,350,000,000

10     Mexico                                             77,930,000,000

11     United Kingdom                                     72,030,000,000

Showing although the UK is a small island it’s an economically strong country with adverse effect on energy consumption, thus meaning the UK alone contributes a large amount to global CO2 emissions : https://bit.ly/2XJaHwR

‘Lighting and appliances account for over 70 per cent of electricity consumption with the remaining third being represented by heating, hot water, and cooking’

(GOV.UK;2018)

We must accept we are increasingly becoming a dependant population on all forms of energy and we need to utilise the best ways to be ethical, efficient and as environmental as we can. Educating ourselves and others in energy consumption and renewable energy supply.

Choose renewable, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

 

 

We must be conscious of batteries and renewables 

We must be conscious of batteries and renewables 

Renewable energy sources are raising in the demand for battery store. Battery storage such as the Eaton Xstorage systems are used to store the kinetic energy the natural energy sources create, we can then utilise this later. For example, storing solar power from the daytime to use in the night when the power is not generated.

This is a risk to consider such as the new vast “super battery” which is set to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm where, it will store power generated by 215 turbines. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/uk-biggest-battery-glasgow-whitelee-wind-farm-a8953491.html

Lithium demand and cobalt mining:

We need to ensure with the rising level of renewables we consider the rising demand for lithium batteries, used to store renewable energy sources. Lithium batteries run the world we live in (Laptops/ phones/ cars). As we move forward with the renewable era, it is essential to consider ethical resource management for lithium and cobalt. More than 60 per cent of the world’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Chinese companies are running many of the country’s industrial mines using more than 35,000 children, some as young as six. They are risking their lives to mine cobalt for big electronic firms, many of which are likely to be aware of the appalling conditions they work in. Ensuring no use of the sources from the ‘Democratic Republic of Congo’, is one thing we need to ensure we consider with the raising demand of batteries.

Additionally, battery up-cycling needs to be handled correctly in order to manage waste, Eaton for example are a company who manage this in a large scale. For example recycling Nissan car batteries to light the Amsterdam stadium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=BnJ-BJ1aZ6Q

The positives outweigh the negatives

At current, the dramatic positive impact that renewable energy will have on the environment will outweigh the negatives of the battery increases. We must however keep this in mind and ensure we mine cobalt ethically and we up-cycle/ recycle batteries wherever possible.

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Simple solutions for energy efficiency

Simple solutions to save energy and money at home

Here are a few quick tips and tricks for you to reduce both your carbon footprint from using gas sources and your economic value within the home:

Kitchen

  1. Only put in the kettle the amount of water you will be using to boil
  2. Use your boiler programmer so that your heating only comes on when you need it
  3. Load your dish washer fully and use the Eco setting
  4. Load your washing machine fully and wash at 30 °C
  5. Wash your pots in a bowl of warm water, instead of under a running tap

Bedroom

  1. Ensure heating and lights are turned off when not in the room, keep windows closed if cold

Bathroom

  1. Try to be aware of how long you spend in the shower and set yourself a target of taking one minute less. Take showers and not baths to conserve water and heating.
  2. Fit an aerating shower head – these are low flow and conserve water whilst creating the illusion of a higher flow of water
  3. Install tap inserts – these help to reduce your water usage

Garden

  1. Hang your washing out to dry, where possible instead of tumble drying
  2. Don’t leave sprinklers on for too long

Living room

  1. Switch off devices, like your television when not in use and avoid standby
  2. Ensure heating and lights are turned off when not in the room, keep windows closed if cold

Other tips:

  • Ensure you have efficient wall and roof insulation – insulation keeps the home both warm and cold in the correct climates. Having your walls insulated is a simple and effective way to prevent heat from escaping and to save on your fuel bills. Approximately a third of all heat in a home that is not insulated is lost through the walls.
  • Ensure you have full sealed windows and double/ triple glazing to trap in heat.
  • Renewable energy sources – to reduce your co2 emissions and carbon footprint, source a renewable energy provider or even have your own personal solar panels/ geothermal underground heating or wind turbine fitted.
  • Choosing energy saving appliances, when buying appliances for your home, look out for the energy ratings label and consider the size that you require. Choosing A+++ ratings or near this will save you money and make you more energy efficient.
  • There are two main types of energy efficient lighting: Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs) are available to fit nearly all shapes and sizes of fitting. These are what most people think of as low energy light bulbs. Lighting Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are ultra-low energy lights. LEDs are an excellent replacement for halogen downlighters and other spotlights. They are now widely available for ‘standard’ fittings and mostly work with dimmer switches.
  • Draft proof your home, ensure all cavities are blocked to stop energy escaping.

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden
Senior Marketing Executive
Eversmart Energy

Eversmart and EForests ‘Plant a Tree Scheme’, planting a tree for every customer

Eversmart and EForests new ‘Plant a Tree Scheme’, planting a tree for every customer

Following on from our blog post explaining the importance of planting a tree in relation to climate change: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/why-tree-planting-is-the-way-forward-for-climate-change/

While 100% of our electricity is renewable, we’re still working towards achieving the same for our gas as are most energy suppliers, and we want to work alongside the 2050 UK legislation.

At Eversmart, our aim is to become the UK’s number one carbon neutral energy supplier, whilst helping our customers to offset their footprint. Unfortunately, at current there is not enough green gas to be provided to the high number of homes powered by gas.

The environment and global climate change are close to our hearts. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impacts of the energy industry; we want to drive global change in the industry. Our purpose is to sustain our environment and inspire other companies and individuals they can do the same.

For our ‘Plant a Tree’ scheme we are working closely with a UK company ‘Eforest’.

EForests are a not-for-profit organisation established in 2006 to help combat climate change and help create and restore woodlands throughout the United Kingdom.

EForests is run entirely by volunteers and all profits made are put towards funding new tree planting projects around the country.

They work with dozens of community woodlands, nature reserves, urban farms and wildlife trusts to help preserve and enhance woodlands and woodland corridors to benefit wildlife and our future generations. The woodlands they work with would struggle to find funding from other sources or, in the case of some of the nature reserves, their funding is limited, and they wouldn’t be able to afford to plant more trees without our help.

Eversmart will ‘Plant a Tree’ in the UK for every new customer we receive starting 13th June 2019. If you wish you can even contact us to request a certificate for your tree. This project will develop and be divulged to our customers further over the following month.

Join the energy and environmental revolution.

Eversmart Energy Senior Marketing executive Grace Bowden says:

‘The environment has been close to my heart since a young age, I remember when I learnt about sustainability and climate change at school. I have moved forward in working with sustainable energy solution manufacturers, spending weeks in Malaysia on re-forestation projects and now working to provide renewable electricity and plant millions of trees to make a positive impact across the UK with Eversmart. Both to give our customers education and the opportunity to make an easy change in their every day activity, as energy demand is a number one pollutant and 65% of the UK global warming impact.  The Eversmart family including the CEO are open and enthusiast about anything positive towards the environment.’

For more information, go to www.eforests.co.uk

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Eversmart Energy Team

Why waste management and recycling are crucial to the future planet and pollution

Why waste management and recycling are crucial to the future planet and pollution

The link between the climate and waste

To reduce the pollution on our planet waste needs to be considered, to protect and sustain our natural environments. 

One thing that many people do not realise is that the production and management of waste has a huge impact on pollution and climate change. Manufacturing, distributing, and managing waste requires energy, which produces greenhouse gas emissions. Traditional waste management embodies about 1 to 5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. www.sustainability.virginia.edu

Why is waste management so important?

There are around 8 billion humans on this planet producing waste every day using materials such as plastic, as it is an inexpensive and durable material. Over the years increased numbers of products have been produced with non-biodegradable materials. Meaning every year, we dump a massive 2.12 billion tonnes of waste, enough to cover the planet 24 times. www.theworldcounts.com

Plastic in our oceans and on our land is severely endangering our natural habitats, flora and fauna species. There are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/plastic-how-planet-earth-environment-oceans-wildlife-recycling-landfill-artificial-a7972226.html

How to reduce your waste

To reduce the unnecessary disposal of products we use, opt for reusable options whenever possible. One option is to use a reusable mug and water bottle. When ordering food, avoid to-go-containers, instead bring your own. www.sustainability.virginia.edu

This waste must be sorted and managed, to reduce the impact on the planet we now try to recycle many types of common waste. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects; in order to reduce the new amount of non-degradable materials produced. However, these recycling processes do release pollutants. Recycling is still a good action for all the population to adopt to reduce the dumped waste loads in our oceans and landmass, reusing the materials.

Non-biodegradable materials such as plastic, tin, and glass would be dumped into oceans and landfills and remain there for thousands of years never to degrade. We need to ensure we take responsibility for the depletion of our planet and are more conscious on buying these materials in lower volumes or even not using them all together. You can also split out, re-use and recycle your waste, this is a great way for the population to make a positive impact. Green waste and paper are better for naturally biodegrading.

Cost Rica new set goals to be plastic and carbon free by 2021

Due to recent news and information being released on waste management around the globe, we wanted to discuss the importance and impact of waste management. Cost Rica is leading global development yet again and is set to become the first plastic-free and carbon-free country by 2021.

This optimistic and amazing goal is an excellent example to set for the rest of the globe and their waste management. : www.intelligentliving.co/costa-rica-plastic-carbon-free-2021/

Eversmart climate action and waste management

At Eversmart, our aim is to become the UK’s number one carbon neutral energy supplier, with the environment as our key focus.  We have an up and coming plant a tree project and waste management project being implemented in the near future.

The environment and global climate change are close to our hearts. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impacts of the energy industry with our renewable electricity; we want to drive global change in the industry. Our purpose is to sustain our environment and inspire other companies and individuals they can do the same.

Recycling is something we implement throughout our offices. We are also looking soon to litter pick volunteer in our local areas.

Review our blog post explaining the importance of planting a tree in relation to climate change: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/why-tree-planting-is-the-way-forward-for-climate-change/

Review our blog explaining renewable energy: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/making-your-house-a-renewable-home-sustain-your-home-for-the-future-of-your-family/

Review our blog explaining the UK 2050 climate action plans: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/the-world-climate-crisis-the-uk-2050-predictions-and-uk-household-energy/

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden

Senior Marketing Executive

Eversmart Energy

Why tree planting is the way forward for climate change

Tree planting climate change

Why tree planting is the way forward for climate change

“Trees are vital in the fight against climate change, which is why we must go further and faster to increase planting rates,” Michael Gove, the environment secretary, UK.

‘Today, only about 30 percent of Earth’s land mass is covered in trees. Each year, forests the size of Panama disappear. At the current rate, the world’s rain forests will disappear within 100 years.’ (https://sciencing.com/trees-turn-carbon-dioxide-oxygen-10034022.html)

Photosynthesis

Carbon dioxide is exhaled into the atmosphere by humans and animals as well as the multiple other human processes that now produce this toxin. Plant leaves absorb this and pair it with hydrogen to produce sugar. The extra oxygen created during this process is then released into the atmosphere, this is vital for mammals to breath.

Most people are aware that trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, this process is called photosynthesis, plant leaves absorb sunlight which is vital in the fight against climate change.

Tree planting climate change

Other positives trees provide to fight global warming

When water evaporates from a tree’s leaf this cools the air temperature through air vapour conversion. Furthermore, trees reduce air temperature by blocking sunlight. Due to humanisation, concrete and paved surfaces absorb and heat the ground exponentially. If we shade more of these areas with trees it would reduce the warm radiation effect.

Trees have several other benefits not directly related to climate change, such as creating animal habitats and providing noise reduction through absorption.

  • Trees help settle out and trap dust, pollen and smoke from the air. The dust level in the air can be as much as 75 percent lower on the sheltered side of the tree compared to the windward side.
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen.
    • One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people.
    • A healthy tree can store 13 pounds of carbon each year —-for an acre of trees that equals to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide.
    • Each gallon of gasoline burned produces almost 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.
    • For every 10,000 miles you drive, it takes 7 trees to remove the amount of carbon dioxide produce if your car gets 40 miles per gallon (mpg); it will take 10 trees at 30 mpg; 15 trees at 20 mpg; 20 trees at 15 mpg; and 25 trees at 12 mpg)
  • An acre of trees absorb enough carbon dioxide in a year to equal the amount produced when you drive a car 26,000 miles.
  • The temperature in urban areas is often 9 degrees warmer than in areas with heavy tree cover. (ncsu)

Read more here: https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/treesofstrength/benefits.htm

About Eversmart Energy

Eversmart Energy electricity is 100% renewable. We are working on multiple projects to combat climate change, including a soon to be released ‘Plant a tree scheme’.

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

Eversmart customer service enhancement – Reassurance and acknowledgement

Customer service

Eversmart customer service enhancement – Reassurance and acknowledgement

With some recent setbacks implementing our new app and web portal, we would like to address and reassure all Eversmart customers of our commitment to customer service. We are an ever-evolving company and with evolution comes learning. Every action we take is with our customers in mind.

Over the past few years Eversmart has dramatically expanded and like any company we are adapting to ensure our customers receive the best service from us. We have some unique technology allowing you to see live energy updated every 6 seconds (Glow Stick link), along with multiple user-friendly technical enhancements.

During the application of our new exciting customer user enhancements, it is normal to have a few technical setbacks. We want to reassure our customers we are aware of the issues and everything is in hand.

Customer service

A few of our customers have faced portal login issues, this is due to our new system updates. To reassure our customers this is in hand, we have fixed 90% of our customers login’s, please bear with us and let us know if you have any issues our team will support immediately, we always urge our customers to contact us if they have any problems. Eversmart have invested over £1mill in systems over the past 12 months, investing in development.

External paper billing is something Eversmart as a company do not push. This is extremely bad for our environment and we try to be a paperless company where we can. Environmental sustainability is in the forefront of everything we do. With regards to any other billing issues last year, this was due to an external entity out of our control – this has all now been fixed and managed.

To ensure our customer service is top quality we have implemented even further support for our customers, our internal UK customer service team has grown by twelve since January 2019. Lee Dearden (Head of Customer Service), has been brought on-board to steer further expansion of the team and to fully maintain and improve quality processes in line with the company’s anticipated growth.

Mr Dearden said: ‘We are already working on some major improvements.  These include a new billing system, a new website and technology portal with improved help service solutions, revised shift patterns to ensure better coverage and new KPIs and reporting platforms.’

Customer service is the main reason Barney Cook (CEO of Eversmart energy), started this business and it will continue to be a number one focus. We would like to reassure all customers our service is and will continue to be top standard. Many companies experience setbacks, but it’s how you deal with them and learn from them that counts.

Contact us through chat, email or phone.

For more information, go to www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

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Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

How Brexit could affect UK energy

How Brexit could affect UK energy

It’s expected that many UK energy companies could raise their energy tariffs on average by 3-5%, if a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is to take place. Opting for a fixed term tariff could protect you from this.

How Brexit could affect UK/ EU imports and exports

Brexit has been a key subject in the UK news over the past few months. As we are seeing the decisions of parliament and the European Union (EU) develop and close over the next few months, it is key to ensure all outcomes have been ventured from a business provider perspective to ensure minimal impact is passed onto our customers.

“Average figures from 2017 show that 44% of UK exports went to the EU and 53% of all UK imports came from the EU. Implications may mean that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit may result in hard border on the island of Ireland.– EuroNews 2019

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) are the global organisation who manage worldwide trade agreements. The WTO have a general rule that each member must grant the same market access/ to avoid bias trade – except developing countries and those that have free trade agreements. Trade experts suggest that the EU could not treat the UK differently to other states in relation to the new Brexit deal.

“The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) estimates that with no deal, 90% of the UK’s goods exports to the EU by value would face tariffs. The average tariff on UK exports to the bloc would be 4.3 percent, it calculates, while the average on imports from the EU into the UK would be around 5.7 percent. Tariffs in some sectors – for example in agriculture and food, the car industry and textiles – would be “significantly higher” – EuroNews 2019 Read more

With the strong possibility that the UK will be leaving the European Union and a decision still not being made on an UK level with MP party leaders disagreeing with Theresa May’s propositions. The UK parliament must agree and present a UK proposal to the European Union leader Donald Tusk by the 30th of June 2019. At current Brexit could have many outcomes and UK residents may want to prepare.

How it will affect energy customers

This percentage tariff increase on UK goods will ‘in most cases’ be directly transferred onto customers costings. Most UK energy companies could raise their energy tariffs on average by 3-5%, if a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is to take place and energy is outsourced. In order to protect yourself from energy price rises, we advise energy customers to be on a fixed term tariff, protecting you from susceptible raises.

The outcome of Brexit is still to be decided, however Brexit should have a minimal effect on Eversmart Energy customers.  Eversmart’s electricity is 100% UK sourced and will not be directly affected from leaving the European Union. Our gas is partially imported from the European union zone. However, if you are on an agreed fixed tariff with Eversmart any tariff charge changes due to Brexit will be absorbed by us.

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

The global climate crisis, the UK 2050 predictions and UK household energy

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The World Climate Crisis, the UK 2050 predictions and UK household energy

The global climate crisis, quick facts and outline

To make people more aware of the major negative implications that pollution has on our planet and its life we have made a quick overview. Within a minute of you reading this blog alone:

  • At least 100 acres of rain-forests will have been cut down worldwide
  • 300,000 tons of ice will have melted in Antarctica
  • 15 plant or animal species will have become extinct
  • 72,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be released from fossil fuels
  • 1 million plastic bottles will have been bought worldwide
  • More than 15 tons of plastic will have been dumped in our oceans
  • More than 2 sea birds and mammals will have been killed from pollution
  • 4 people will have died as a result of drinking unclean water

There are simple steps you can take personally to help majorly reduce the above impacts. As well as ensuring you recycle, use minimal single use plastics, use electric vehicles and reduce your meat intake. One of the most impact steps you can take is to ensure you are with a renewable energy supplier. Household energy contributes to over 65% of the UK’s greenhouse gas pollution.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNP2W8ji1aVqdnvpOeeDNg

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The UK 2050 reports and predictions to reach ‘net zero’

The UK 2050 climate emergency has brought forward some extreme realisations for UK citizens. Legislate for an 80% carbon emission reduction in the next 30 years. The UK plans include talks around introducing some of the below:

  • 40,000 offshore turbines
  • 20,000 onshore wind turbines
  • 900KM of wave farms
  • 10,600 tidal range schemes
  • All suitable buildings to get 60% heated water from solar thermal
  • Hydroelectric power to raise rapidly up to 2030 and be sustained
  • Livestock numbers to decrease by 20%
  • Volume of waste to reduce by 20%
  • By 2050 100% zero emission vehicles, all passenger trains electrified and 50% of buses electrified
  • 100% of zero emission cars using fuel cells
  • Average household room temperature decreases to 16oc
  • Over 24M homes insulated, reducing thermal leaking by 50%
  • 80-100% household heating to be supplied by electric (renewable)
  • Energy demand for lighting and appliances needs to reduce by 60% to meet the 2050 80% carbon reduction plans
  • Energy for cooking needs to transfer from gas and electric to solely electric

Many more initial ideas are being brought forward in order to implement these UK climate crises. As you may notice over 60% of the above solutions are related to energy production and making household energy more efficient. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2050-pathways-analysis

Eversmart and renewable energy

Eversmart is a young company with a mission to attack UK pollution, by switching to Eversmart energy today you could save your household 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, that’s entering our Earth’s atmosphere. That’s equivalent to you planting 1900 trees. Now imagine the impact, if every 25 million homes in the UK took this action! We must accept the implications each and every human has on our planets ecosystem and act to preserve the future for our upcoming generations.

As well as reducing your electricity impact on the planet and having piece of mind whilst using all your electricity, Eversmart currently has some of the cheapest tariffs on the market, compared to the standard variable tariff.

Eversmart also offer a smart meter allowing customers to review their energy readings and be more economically and environmentally efficient. Additional to this Eversmart have personally developed and invented a ‘Glow Stick’ which is the next step in live energy readings and reducing environmental impacts. A ‘Glow Stick’ updates your readings and information every 6 seconds and provides you the updates on our Eversmart App. This will ensure you are constantly on top of your energy usage management.

https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/

Eversmart have some further exciting plans and partnerships coming soon to help preserve our planet and reduce the pollution rates around the UK. This planet is a number one drive for what Eversmart do.

Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)

About Eversmart Energy

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