What Steps Can the UK Take to Reach Net Zero Emissions By 2050?


What Steps Can the UK Take to Reach Net Zero Emissions By 2050?

Just this past week the UK government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets and Renewable Energy, Housing and Transport are just some of the areas where new policies could cut emissions fast!

More wind farms, solar power, and electric cars are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week to seek a zero-carbon economy in the next 30 years. However, some of the less obvious effects could be just as transformative by involving innovations such as smart houses and smart roads.

At the meeting a couple of weeks ago, government minister Claire Perry made the surprise announcement that she would ask the Committee on Climate Change to consider ways the UK could become “net zero-carbon” by 2050. That is widely regarded as being in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change which requires governments around the world to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.

Renewable energy is likely to be one of the chief beneficiaries of the government trying to meet these targets. The industry has had a turbulent time in the last few years, with the removal or slashing of key subsidies and clear messages from ministers under the last government that onshore wind turbines were unwelcome.

However, thanks largely to the growth in renewables, the UK’s electricity network was able to run without coal for 72 hours this week, a landmark achievement. To keep this up however there are very simple steps we can take to ensure this target is met:

STEPS TO REACH NET ZERO EMISSIONS

• INVEST - Add Solar PV to your home

• REDUCE – Your fuel use and make the switch to Electrical Vehicles and EV charging

• EXPAND – By utilising your free electricity and install an energy storage system

• MAINTAIN – Your systems to ensure they are functioning correctly

• SUPPORT – the switch to clean energy sources

Taking these steps will help the UK to meet these targets on time and maybe even sooner than anticipated however not only will it benefit the country as a whole, but you as well. So if you have yet to invest in Renewable Technology now is the time to do so and as specialists in this industry, we have a wealth of knowledge to help you invest in the right technologies.

Get in touch with our team here at Ecolution who will be happy to discuss this with you today and help the UK reach their target of “net zero-emissions” by 2050!

Just this past week the UK government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets and Renewable Energy, Housing and Transport are just some of the areas where new policies could cut emissions fast!

More wind farms, solar power, and electric cars are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week to seek a zero-carbon economy in the next 30 years. However, some of the less obvious effects could be just as transformative by involving innovations such as smart houses and smart roads.

At the meeting a couple of weeks ago, government minister Claire Perry made the surprise announcement that she would ask the Committee on Climate Change to consider ways the UK could become “net zero-carbon” by 2050. That is widely regarded as being in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change which requires governments around the world to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.

Renewable energy is likely to be one of the chief beneficiaries of the government trying to meet these targets. The industry has had a turbulent time in the last few years, with the removal or slashing of key subsidies and clear messages from ministers under the last government that onshore wind turbines were unwelcome.

However, thanks largely to the growth in renewables, the UK’s electricity network was able to run without coal for 72 hours this week, a landmark achievement. To keep this up however there are very simple steps we can take to ensure this target is met:

STEPS TO REACH NET ZERO EMISSIONS

• INVEST - Add Solar PV to your home

• REDUCE – Your fuel use and make the switch to Electrical Vehicles and EV charging

• EXPAND – By utilising your free electricity and install an energy storage system

• MAINTAIN – Your systems to ensure they are functioning correctly

• SUPPORT – the switch to clean energy sources

Taking these steps will help the UK to meet these targets on time and maybe even sooner than anticipated however not only will it benefit the country as a whole, but you as well. So if you have yet to invest in Renewable Technology now is the time to do so and as specialists in this industry, we have a wealth of knowledge to help you invest in the right technologies.

Get in touch with our team here at Ecolution who will be happy to discuss this with you today and help the UK reach their target of “net zero-emissions” by 2050!

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