Carbon emissions from your Lifestyle – Home, Transport and Holidays
Knowing your carbon footprint helps you understand your impact on the environment – and, more importantly, find easy ways to reduce that impact
Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere because of the electricity and fuel you use. It’s measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)..
The UK produces some 500 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Some of this is produced by business and industry – but around 27% comes directly from household energy use.
Take 2 tons off your carbon footprint .. The average UK household’s carbon footprint is 12 tons/year..Energy use in the home accounts for around 4.5 tonnes per household, and that’s not including emissions from the household’s transport usage -it’s just the home itself..
Your household’s carbon footprint mostly depends on:
- how much energy you use to heat your home
- the electronics and appliances you use
- what kind of transport you use day-to-day
- how often you fly
The UK is obliged under the terms of the international agreements to which it has signed up to reduce UK’s carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. To help make that happen, each UK household needs to work towards a reduction of 2 tons in its carbon footprint
Ways to reduce your household’s carbon footprint
Switch Off Fossil Fuels. Now.
A time of change – The energy revolution is changing the way we generate and use electricity, and other types of energy..
The old way of generating electricity will soon be over..electricity is generated now in fossil-fuel burning, central, large power stations and then transported by power lines to the point of consumption..
..decarbonize..The new way to get electricity into households and business is by generating it at or near the point of consumption..and generating it renewably, not from co2-releasing fossil fuels but from solar, wind and hydro installations..
..of UK’s 21 electricity-supply utilities only one, Good Energy, has an official Fuel Mix showing supply of “100% clean and green” electricity..
..decentralize.. Some electricity will still be generated in large installations such as offshore wind turbines, but a great part will be provided by solar pv generated electricity installed at the point of consumption..on the rooftop of the consumer !
No wastage of energy, no security of supply concerns, significant cost savings..a revolution, and it’s happening now..
Be sure to be a part of this time of change..Switch Off Fossil Fuels. Now.
Coming soon! ..news and updates on all the aspects that a householder needs to know about energy-efficiency and renewable energy to ensure that the home has a reduced energy bill, a reduced carbon footprint and an increase in comfort and well-being..l