What is Net-Zero?

You will have read about it in the news and ever heard it pop up in conversation but what exactly is ‘net-zero’?

It essentially refers to a state of carbon neutrality which is where the amount of carbon dioxide being added into the atmosphere is balanced by the amount of carbon being taken away.

Why is this important?

There are some serious climate worries related to greenhouse gases and one of the best ways to tackle climate change is to reduce global warming. And this can be done by becoming net-zero.

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Does the UK have a plan in place?

The UK have had plans to be net-zero by 2050.  This is not the Paris Agreement.  This is the UK’s Climate Change Act. The Paris Agreement is a legally binding agreement between most of the countries in the world to limit global warming temperatures.

How will the UK reach net-zero?

Big changes need to be made in the UK and some of them are already coming in the form of new legislation.

We need to lower the emissions of transportation, manufacturing and power generation in this country and remove greenhouse gases by planting more trees. We can expand and develop carbon capture technology but two of the most obvious and beneficial net-zero plans will revolve around the electrification of the UKs transportation system and increasing our reliance on renewable energy.

And this is where Low Energy Services comes in.  With the move the electric mobility, there will be a growing demand for electric vehicle charging points.  More homes and businesses will turn to the sun as a method of energy generation which will require the installation of solar pv panels to be fitted.

From survey and design, through to installation and maintenance, we can offer turnkey solutions for your business to help the UK reach net-zero by 2050.

At Low Energy Services, we provide an extensive portfolio of services and solutions such as energy monitoring, control strategy analysis, building heat leakage analysis, design, supply, installation and maintenance of renewable technologies, and general advice on how to make your building as efficient as it can be.


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