Switching To Renewable and Sustainable Energy
The world’s climate is changing, and we want to make positive changes around it. At NXTGEN BPS, we have a vision of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel usage. Our mission is to reduce the carbon footprint and Co2 levels through renewable energy solutions shifting away from harmful diesel and petrol power. One of the ways we are delivering on our mission is through the usage of electric generators powered by solar energy. Our fully sustainable generators are a completely viable way of using energy without increasing your carbon footprint at all. Our completely silent generators can be charged and used either by solar panels or through the mains in the wall via electric charging, meaning that zero emissions are released. Our generators provide consistent and reliable power, and eliminate the need for using diesel, petrol and fossil fueled powered ones. It is our passion to make the world a greener place, and really tackling the issue of global warming as a whole, with our generators we are making the world a more sustainable place.
For the UK to progress towards net zero by 2050 we’d need to dramatically increase use of renewable and other low carbon energy sources to reduce our reliance on carbon emitting sources like coal, oil and natural gas. A key driver of this change will be increased adoption of renewable energy by businesses over the coming years.
Here’s what you need to know about accessing viable renewable energy sources to transition your business to the net zero economy.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is any kind of energy source that can replenish itself in a reasonable amount of time. Solar and wind are the most common renewable energy sources in the UK, and there’s also growing interest in tidal generation. In comparison to other countries, deploying a renewable like geothermal energy is a more limited option due to the UK’s geology.
Another source of renewable energy is incineration of certain types of waste including biomass. This is considered renewable as biomass can be replenished quickly, however it’s often considered a more controversial energy source because it emits greenhouse gasses at the source but can reduce the overall emissions compared to letting the waste go into a landfill.
A major challenge for the switch to renewable energy is its intermittency: energy generation falls when the wind stops blowing and the sun goes down. Biomass incineration can provide renewable baseload power (that’s the minimum amount of electric power needed to be supplied to the electrical grid at any given time) and hydro power can provide system flexibility to support intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and the sun. Nuclear energy is also a low carbon energy source and it provides almost consistent baseload power allowing more renewable generation to be integrated on to the system.
Why do businesses need to keep pace with renewable energy developments?
Businesses play a leading role in all aspects of our lives from manufacturing and transport to food supply and entertainment. And each business process has an embodied energy.
As of today, the transport and heavy industries sectors tend to be the biggest users of energy — and therefore the biggest greenhouse emitters. But to be successful in our ambition to reach net zero, as a business community we need to reconsider the carbon in everything we consume.
When it comes to reducing carbon emissions across the economy, switching to low carbon energy is one of the most important changes a business can make.
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