The clean green future is here

Environment

The UK has woken up to the impact of climate change on our planet with Government pressures, green incentives for businesses and home owners, we all now have to do our bit to ensure the future of our planet:

The clean green future is here

Environment

The UK has woken up to the impact of climate change on our planet with Government pressures, green incentives for businesses and home owners, we all now have to do our bit to ensure the future of our planet:

Renewable energy mix

Currently, 30% of the UK’s energy comes from renewable sources, with both on and offshore wind taking the majority share, and solar a close second.  Unfortunately, that still leaves 70% of energy provided by nuclear, coal, gas and other non-renewables.

Renewable energy uptake

Over 1 million households in the UK have already installed a solar PV system, each saving on average 1.5 tonnes CO2 a year. However, with 25 million homes in the UK there is still a long way to go!

Taking ownership

In a poll by the Guardian, more than 50% of the British public would install solar and storage to help tackle climate change.

The future of cars

The Government have said that motorists will no longer be able to buy polluting diesel or petrol cars after 2040 (and this may be brought forward to 2032), all new cars will be electric only.

Low emissions zones

 

Along with London; Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow & Southampton are the latest cities to announce clean air zone charges.

Paris climate deal

Under the Paris agreement, countries including the UK have committed to curbing world temperature rises pursue efforts to reduce climate change.

An Excellent Service

“The system works wonderfully and over the years has produced better than the estimates that you gave. The guys who installed the solar panels were very efficient and completed the installation within a few hours, well done all, an excellent service and product. A big thank you”

— David Caldicot

Air pollution, the silent killer

Air pollution is creating big problems. Scientists believe it is the leading cause of climate change, which is the subject of a major report by the IPCC, a UN body that is studying the issue.

Another issue is damage to health. Scientists believe that air pollution harms the quality of our lives, and shortens them too. So, how bad is the air in the UK?

According to the World Heath Organisation, more than 40 towns and cities in the UK are, at or have exceeded air pollution limits.  The WHO estimates that 30 areas have fine-particle air pollution levels above 10 micrograms per cubic metre, with another 17 at that limit.

Fine-particle air pollution is particularly bad for us, penetrating deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections.

Why fossil fuel should be left
in the fossil age

 

Virtually all fossil fuels, including coal, crude oil and natural gas used today, was created millions of years ago before, during and even after the days of the dinosaurs. Since then, such materials have played an important part in our evolution.

However, since the Paris climate agreement of 2015, global environmental anxieties have slowed the use of fossil fuels and have encouraged the search for energy efficiency and renewable power generation.

Why is reducing CO2 so important?

Along with other gases such as methane and water vapour, carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. It absorbs heat energy and prevents it escaping from the earth’s surface into space. The greater the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the more heat energy is absorbed and the hotter the earth becomes.

Higher temperatures mean that heat waves are likely to happen more often and last longer, too.  Warmer temperatures can also lead to a chain reaction of other changes around the world. That’s because increasing air temperature also affects the oceans, weather patterns, snow, ice. plants and animals. The warmer it gets, the more severe the impacts on people and the environment will be.

Weather

In 2018 we experienced the ‘Beast from the East’ and weeks later, the hottest London marathon on record during a long heatwave!  The Met Office has found itself obliged to warn of snow, flooding and heatwaves.

Oceans/seas

Hundreds of millions of people around the world live in low–lying areas near the coast that could be flooded as the sea level rises. Rising sea levels will also erode beaches and damage many coastal wetlands. Rising sea levels and stronger storms caused by warmer oceans could completely wipe out some certain beaches and islands.

Habitat

A citizen science project carried out by the Woodland Trust every year, called Nature’s Calendar, has been tracking seasonal changes since 2000, and has noted the shifts in the way birds and animals that normally mark the season’s onset behave.

Famine

Climate change could make it too hot to grow certain crops, and droughts caused by climate change could reduce the amount of water available for irrigation. Climate change is also likely to cause stronger storms and more flooding, which can damage crops leading the potential of more famine around the world.

Solar PV to the rescue

Reduce air pollution

Using the sun to generate energy, means less harmful emissions from burning fossil fuels.  Generating energy from solar panels produces no harmful emissions. The more people that rely on solar energy, the less emissions that will be emitted.

Slow climate change

Generating electricity from solar panels produce no greenhouse gases whatsoever, and so can help to reduce the effect of climate change if used widely.  With solar energy powering a home or business, there is no burning of fuel and no emissions from energy production.

Less water waste

Traditional electricity production can use millions of litres of water each year. Water is used for cooling generators, processing and refining fuel and transporting fuel through pipes.

Reducing reliance on fossil fuels

The sunshine used in solar energy production is free, if we could harness all of the sunlight shining on the earth for just one hour, we could use that energy to power the entire world for a whole year! On the other hand, fossil fuels are running out, and fast.

Reducing your carbon footprint

Using your own solar energy means you will reduce the need for carbon dioxide emitting energy to be produced for the grid on your behalf – you could offset anywhere between a half and one tonne of carbon dioxide for every megawatt hour of solar energy you use.

Did you know?

Over the life time of their system, our customers will save on average 45 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of:

Planting 3 football fields of trees.

Eliminating the need to burn 39,000 pounds of coal.

Saving the amount of fuel it takes to drive 87,700 miles which would get you around the equator three and a half times.

Conserving the equivalent of half an Olympic sized swimming pool of water used in the production of electricity.

Solar is not a sacrifice

Solar PV technology, together with solar storage will allow you to reduce your reliance on the National Grid, and, by using clean self-generated energy, you will be helping to reduce CO2 levels.

In addition, owning a solar PV system has so many other benefits:
Savings

Solar PV systems can save up to 75% on electricity bills, even more when coupled with storage, which will allow you to use your free energy day and night.

Protection

By generating your own energy, you are effectively protecting yourself against inevitable energy price hikes.

Don’t forget, we’ve got a range of finance options available to suit everyone.

Your clean green future is just a few clicks away.

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