In every day life we use fuels to power how we live. The burning of fossil fuels generates CO2 which is a greenhouse gas contributing to climate change and global warming. Renewable energy sources can help to combat our changing climate.
Climate change, also known as the Greenhouse Effect, is where infra-red rays from the sun penetrate the Earth's atmosphere. These rays are then trapped by the atmosphere warming the Earth's surface. Increased levels of CO2 and other gases in the atmosphere from fuel burning are causing more of the sun's rays to be trapped in the atmosphere, thus contributing to increased global warming and climate change.
Your carbon footprint is described as the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of the fuel and electricity you use. The main contributors to your carbon footprint are how your home is heated, the electricity you use to power items in your home and the transport you use to get about.
Understanding how you contribute to your carbon footprint day to day will help you to reduce it overall. By making your home more energy efficient and reducing overall transport energy consumption, big reductions to the CO2 emissions in the UK can be made.
We at Ideal Home Group regularly update about climate change and steps that are being taken worldwide. Visit our Latest News section to find out more.
To see how much you could reduce your carbon footprint, as well as your fuel spend, Contact Us today.
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