In December 2015, 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement, which marks a commitment to decrease the emissions from greenhouse gases. It is a legally binding agreement to tackle climate change on a global scale.
While it is hugely progressive, there are some countries who are already creating the blueprints for best practice when it comes to using renewable energy in a bid to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Below, senatorwindows, share with us the top ten.
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Most of the energy used in our homes comes from fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels produces CO2, a greenhouse gas which causes climate change.
There are many measures that you can take to make your home more energy efficient. These include; choosing double-glazed windows, improving your wall insulation and opting for lined curtains. Continue reading for more visual tips:
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Breathe in, breathe out. You have just utilized the benefit of one tree. Trees are an environmental miracle – they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, forests are homes to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and as a physical resource, they are used for products like chairs, building materials, and paper.
In the last decade alone, the tech boom has changed our ways of living and communicating, and has also added a heavy load onto the environment. Making electronics requires a lot of energy, nonrenewable materials like plastic and metals, and comes at the cost of harming the environment through using fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. In comparison, how is paper production and use any safer?
Paper encourages more tree planting, is less harsh on the environment, and uses significantly less renewable energy resources. Check out this infographic “Green Paper: Why Paper is Surprisingly Eco-Friendly” to learn more about the benefits of using paper!
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The key message to take from this infographic could well be the rise of renewable energy in the UK energy market, as the push by successive governments for green energy has led to a vast increase in the number of renewable energy sources being utilised.
Another key issue is how this energy is being used, so for this we have looked at which sectors use the most energy. Perhaps unsurprisingly it is the transport sector that uses the most energy (38%), followed by domestic usage at 27%.
This, of course, takes quite a macro look at the UK energy market. To make it more obviously relevant to the individual, the piece finally covers where the money you pay annually for energy is actually going and compares home energy usage in the UK with the US. Unsurprisingly heating accounts for about twice as much domestic energy usage in the UK.
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