Net Zero. What is it and how to achieve it?
What is Net Zero?
Apart from COVID-19, Climate change was one of the most discussed topics of 2020 and continues to be a popular topic of 2021. With the UK government working towards reaching a target of net zero by 2050 and sooner in Manchester by 2038, it’s important to know this meaning.
Net Zero is a term that describes the balance of emissions produced and taken out of the atmosphere. This means there is no negative effects on the environment by balancing emissions in the atmosphere. Net Zero can also be described as carbon neutral, which is the more familiar term. There are six major of green house gases that cause the imbalance of the atmosphere. These are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, per-fluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride.
The next steps…
To be able to achieve the Net Zero targets set by the government, we need to lower carbon emissions. Achieving this can be done in two ways, reducing current emissions and actively removing the current greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
To start the transformation, there is need for change in today’s society. Including how we use transport, manage waste and most importantly how we use and generate energy. We also have to be able to extract enough CO2 from the atmosphere to help balance out emissions.
There are other more obvious ways that reduce the amount of CO2 in the air like planting trees and reducing the use of your car. New methods include using new technology to take the carbon out of the air which is called carbon capture (trapping CO2 deep underground, meaning it is out of the atmosphere, reducing emissions) .
How can we help?
Our way of tackling climate change and reaching net zero, is to simply help you. KAST’s renewable energy products enable you to save money on energy bills and help to combat climate change.
Installing products such as solar panels, Heat pumps and energy monitoring systems are great ways to reduce carbon emissions. These products run solely on electricity instead of gas, meaning there are less emissions in the atmosphere. Some products have the ability to save you 40% to 50% on bills as well as reducing your carbon footprint. In addition to this, we offer a Feasibility study to show our clients the costs and installation process of the products.
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