In little more than 100 years humanity has burned a large percentage of the oil, gas and coal reserves that took so many millions of years to form. The resulting carbon imbalance is at the heart of our modern predicament. The continued consumption of these fossil fuels is increasing the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere resulting in climate change.
We have known for a long time that oil and gas supplies are finite and that demand will outstrip supply over the coming years. Add to this the ongoing political instability in many oil producing regions and the result is irreversible cost increase and rising tension between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.
Meanwhile the demand for oil and gas, particularly in China and India, adds to the pressure on ability to supply fossil fuels. This poses us several major problems; global warming, rapidly rising costs and strategic concerns regarding security of fuel supply.
Renewable Energy (RE) as the name suggests, will not run out. RE technologies utilising the sun, wind, waves, tides and rivers do not produce CO2. Biofuels such as wood liberate only as much CO2 when burned as they take-up from the atmosphere while they grow. In short, by taking up RE alternatives the trend of rising CO2 can be managed and, in time, reduced.
By incorporating RE technologies into your business or home you will reduce CO2 emissions and running costs compared to oil and gas. Because RE is produced on-site, this leads to increased independence and security of supply and greater energy price stability.
Carbon Zero Consulting can analyse your heating, cooling and energy demand and provide you with design options that consider the renewable energy resource potential for your site. The impact of the Climate Change Bill is now being felt with Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentive payments to generators of renewable power and heat. The ‘Green Deal’ is the next step which will provide finance for those wishing to install energy saving measures on their home or business. Now is the time to to consider your future energy needs.