What is global warming and the UK energy impact?
Much of our population are now aware of the effect and facts of global warming on our planet’s environment. Global warming is the significant rise in our planet’s temperature due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants. What most people do not realise is that around 65% of the global CO2 greenhouse gases are produced by fossil fuels.
The current warming trends are of particular significance because most of it, (greater than a 95 percent probability), is the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented. Although there are many other contributing factors to greenhouse gas production such as methane from agriculture and emission from cars, one of the biggest issues is fossil fuel and industrial process directly impacting energy production.
Direct impact of non-renewable home energy on greenhouse gas production
More than 70% of the UK’s 25 million homes are powered by gas’. Meaning the UK is far from being a sustainable country. The UK is one of the world’s biggest polluters resulting 65% from household energy production. Gas power plants work by converting lumps of coal and drops of oil into zaps of electric current through a long process of furnaces, turbines, boilers and generators – one of the most inefficient ways to produce electricity. Not only do fossil fuels add to global warming emissions but they increase air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use and land use.
Direct positive impact of renewable electricity on our planet
There are numerous ways to counteract and defend our planet against the mass negative impacts of fossil fuel energy production still being used around the globe and in the UK alone. To date only 30% of the UK’s energy is produced by renewable’s (Energy UK, 2019). The UK have direct and easy access to multiple renewable electricity solutions such as Wind power, Bioenergy, Marine, wave and hydroelectricity and Solar PV.
Numerous countries around the world are now striding past the UK in the futuristic development of global environmental protection. Costa Rica for example have run on 100% renewable energy sources for over 300 days (Independant, 2019).
To quote David Attenborough; ‘The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?’.
Unlike conventional energy sources which require millions of years for formation, renewable energy sources (RES) are sources that constantly renew throughout the human lifespan. Nowadays, RES is a term used for electricity or heat generated from solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass or biogas energy.’ – (S. Vezmar, 2014)
Eversmart 100% renewable electricity sourced locally
Have peace of mind, trust in your energy supplier and take an active step towards reducing the UK’s global climate pollution by switching your energy provider to a green and environmentally conscious company with fully certified renewable electricity sources.
Eversmart energy use 100% certified renewable electricity and are working on building partnerships and future advancements to counteract our carbon footprint working towards being carbon neutral. The natural environment is one of the key drivers for our new and developing business. We have many exciting environmental plans and partnerships forthcoming.
The Renewable Obligation (RO) is intended to encourage renewable electricity generation for large scale installations. It requires suppliers to source an ever-increasing amount of the electricity from renewable sources.
Eversmart Energy Team – educating you.
Grace Bowden (Senior marketing executive)