Switch to renewables energy
As highlighted in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure (including transport and buildings).
The burning of fossil fuels produces around 21.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. It is estimated that natural processes can only absorb about half of that amount, while the rest builds up in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming.
In order to reduce our CO2 emissions, it is necessary that we switch from a model based on fossil fuels to one based on renewable energies. And that’s something we can all contribute to – by switching to using genuine green power – electricity generated entirely using 100% renewable resources. They include wind, water, the sun (photovoltaics), biomass and geothermal energy. But beware of scams: unfortunately, many power providers attempt to make a profit from the growing demand for green power and sell electricity that is actually only partly obtained from renewables. Alternative power providers therefore do not necessarily contribute to the further development of renewable resources.
If you haven’t considered it until now, it might be time to consider changing your energy provider!
"The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy."
by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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