Achieving zero carbon power and zero carbon homes.
Finding alternative ways of powering our lives and heating our homes is at the heart of taking on climate change
The UK’s success in reducing carbon emissions since 1990 has almost solely been down to slashing carbon in the energy sector (mostly from reducing coal power). Think of the carbon cutting potential if we were to clean up the rest of our power sources. It’s also an opportunity to create a more democratic energy system so that energy prices can stay low and help to build more resilient communities.
Switching to clean energy plays such an important role as it’s an essential step in cleaning up other sectors, such as transport. However, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy is really only step two. Step one is to reduce how much energy we use in the first place by increasing the efficiency of the grid, our homes and our industry - and changing our habits.