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Why The UK Has to Become Net-Zero by 2050 and What Does it Involve
For too long we have been taking our planet for granted but we have been needlessly using non-renewable sources and that is having a negative impact on our planet. Since the industrial revolution, we have been generating energy that we need but that has meant that it has been done in a way that is harmful to our environment. We can factor many parts of our lives into this and how we contribute to it, whether it’s using our own cars or making unnecessary journeys pricing that we should all look to improve the ways in which we live in a sustainable way. However, one of the issues we face is having the ability to continue to live a life that gives us all of the luxuries that we have relied on such as heating. Therefore, if we have to ditch our current gas central heating systems, we need to know that the alternatives are going to do the same job.
Before we touch on this, we need to delve into why the UK has to become a net-zero emissions country by 2050.
Global Warming is a Serious Issue
Global warming is only something that we have come to grips with in the last few decades. We have all seen the news on how our planet is being affected by the way in which we produce greenhouse gases. These gases are causing the planet to heat up and with that comes a change to our environment and that impacts us. If temperatures rise by a degree or two, we will find ice caps melting, sea levels rising and animals changing how they live and some even becoming extinct. Now is the time to act and do our best to save our planet.
We Are Using Non-Renewable Resources
Once again, we have taken our planet for granted, tapping into non-renewable resources such as gas and coal and using them for our own gain. In doing so, we have contributed to the increase in carbon emissions and once again, that is having a massive impact on our planet. What’s more, when these resources run out, we could find ourselves in an awkward situation. Fortunately, we have been able to foresee this and now we have seen the development of new technology to help us generate energy such as wind, solar, hydro and biomass as well as other solutions.
We Can Protect Future Generations
For those of us who are a little older, then we are not likely to see the long-term impact of this problem but our future generations will. Therefore, it is on us to do our bit and help make a change so we can protect them. Creating a better and healthier planet is going to benefit our children and their children so it’s important to play our part, regardless of how small it might be.
Small Changes Can Have an Impact
There are around 8 billion living on this planet and we can all have a massive impact on the damage caused to our planet. If we all make subtle changes and alter our approach, we can collectively do something for the greater good. So, the attitude to take here is to not look at it from a viewpoint whereby your changes won’t make a difference. Try thinking about how your changes can add to changes made by others because all of a sudden, our changes then become bigger.
What Can You Do?
Insulation Can Help
If your home is not well insulated then you will be wasting energy and generating more energy than you need. With the right insulation, you will be able to retain heat and prevent heat from entering the atmosphere. Furthermore, when your home temperature is more consistent, your heating system won’t need to work so hard to generate more heat, which means using less energy and reducing carbon dioxide.
New Heating Alternatives Can Really Make a Difference
Perhaps your boiler is old or you might be thinking about a change. If this is the case then it’s worth knowing that there are plenty of alternatives out there that are better for our environment. Whether its air or ground heat source heating, solar heating or biomass heating, these alternatives are a thing of the future and right now, you can take advantage of initiatives and schemes that can help cover the cost and pay you for doing your bit in our quest to become net-zero by 2050.
Homeowners are still able to get a FREE boiler grant or insulation grant via the ECO scheme, which is still available to households that qualify. Warma UK are currently working throughout the UK helping privately owned and rented homes to improve home energy efficiency and save money on rising energy bills.
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