The Energy Problem
We cannot rely on fossil fuels forever…
74% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from energy
Climate change is an energy problem
CO2 in the atmosphere is now 398.78ppm
Safe zone is 350ppm
Energy Prices have doubled in less than 7 years
Expected to rise 37% by 2020
Global Impact of Burning Fossil Fuels
CO2 in the atmosphere is now at 35% and 399.47ppm. The safe zone is 350ppm and so mankind must do everything to address this trend.
Renewable Energy systems now offer a real alternative to oil, gas and electricity and the UK Government is currently encouraging the take up of these carbon neutral systems that do not contribute to global warming.
The UK has committed to meeting a 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and has introduced incentives for house holders and businesses to install renewable energy which required in order to meet the legal obligation.
Increasing Energy Costs
Everybody knows that energy bills are going through the roof but it is really helpful to look at the rises since 1998.
- Electricity up 100%
- Gas up 195%
- Heating Oil up 428%