The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 43% since the 1990s, mainly due to the switch from coal to renewable energy in industry. Residential use by households has decreased by 16% over the same period, and now contributes about 18% of our total emissions (excluding travel).
But there are some areas which are showing alarming rises. The UK government is likely to miss its legally binding target of a further 31% reduction by 2030. It is on course for just a 10% reduction. But as domestic use and travel accounts for 35% of the UK’s CO2, there is a lot that all of us can do to help.
You can switch to a 100% clean energy company using Big Clean Switch (opens in new Tab). Big Clean Switch in partnership with Sussex green Living will review your energy bills and help you save money by switching to a tariff with a company which invests in energy produced from water, wind or sun. You may save money, but you’ll be reducing pollution and CO2 emissions, and keeping fossil fuel in the ground, so you’re helping to fight climate change. And by changing to renewable energy, you’re helping the British Clean energy industry to invest more in renewables.