1 Tahrcountry Musings: You Can Cut Down Your CO2 Emission by up to 80%

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

You Can Cut Down Your CO2 Emission by up to 80%

A study by Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute has indicated that carbon emissions from UK homes could be reduced by up to 80% by 2050. Financial incentives for home owners and tighter energy efficiency standards were among the study's recommendations. Cavity wall insulation, double glazing,more efficient boilers and lighting, solar panels and ground source heat pumps are in the scheme of things. One technology that could deliver sizeable saving is micro combined heat and power (CHP). Micro CHP systems generate both heat and electricity locally, and reduce costs and emissions A new legislation that will be tabled shortly will require CO2 to be cut by 60% from 1990 levels by 2050.

2 comments:

JLB said...

That's a huge number! Hard to imagine right now, but so encouraging!

Mohan Alembath said...

yes jlb it is news like this that gives a ray of hope for the future