This January, Britain committed to starting its “clean energy" revolution, with improvements including not only a start of the transition from fossil fuel to renewable resources but to also create thousands of new jobs, help reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by the united Kingdom and if a success, it will confirm our countries status as the world leader on action against climate change. These changes will put the united kingdom on target to meet the targets agreed by the EU in recent meetings.
As part of one of the widest spread EU actions so far, each country in the European Union has agreed to increase its share of renewable energy sources. The united Kingdom has stated it will provide a massive 15% of its total electricity, heat and transport energy from green and renewable sources in time for 2020. Other EU countries have agreed to varying percentages depending on the countries size and current circumstances.
The target of 15% set for the United Kingdom equates to us having 40% of our electricity coming from wind, sea, solar and biomass power in time for 2020.
In order to assist with this demanding target, the government has been in discussion to change the rules when it comes to personal and household renewable energy sources. For example it has very recently been made acceptable for households to have wind turbines with a blade diameter of up to two meters. There is currently extensive research into how to bring down the price of solar panels, both in unit cost and for systems to be adapted and installed for usage. Many people on independent land such as farms have taken onboard independent energy sources due to it working out to be much cheaper in the long run.
There is also a lot of promotion to the surprising amount of households that still have single glazing and no insulation in their lofts and roof compartments. If you have not yet done these things it is really recommended that you do so. Although double glazing can be expensive, you can get insulation rolls cheaply at a local DIY store. This will make a difference to your bills, even if it's not noticeable immediately, it will be after a few months.
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