Climate change is not a new problem. Before the 1980s, scientists were unaware of whether the warming effect of greenhouses gases were not balanced out by the cooling effect of airborne particles and as such the term inadvertent climate modification was used. However, as the damage of humans on the climate became obvious, the terms global warming and climate change have become increasingly common. The facts show that the entire climate system of planet earth is warming, with surface temperatures rising by about 0.2 degrees Celsius every decade. The threat of climate change can’t be understated as it threatens earth’s inhabitants with limited food and water, increased flooding, more diseases, extreme hear, and economic crisis. According to the World Health Organisation, climate change is the most prominent threat to the health of the entire globe of the 21st Century. The use of fossil fuels, the destruction of forests, and the agricultural contribution to increased levels of carbon dioxide and methane are all adding to the greenhouse effect, a layer of gases trapping heat in the Earth’s lower atmosphere.
In order to fight the war against global warming, massive changes need to be made. Rather than burning fossil fuels, a shift needs to be made towards low carbon sources so as to generate electricity with reduced risk of harmful emissions. With the phasing out of fossil fuel power plants comes the increased reliance on renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power.
Plans to Tackle Climate Change in the UK
The UK government is working hard to make plans to help citizens and local councils to work together to move towards renewable, low carbon energy sources. By investigating the options for obtaining energy from renewable sources, it will help to ensure that the UK has a secure supply of energy in the future while also reducing the greenhouse gas contribution of the country while also assisting in the global effort to slow down climate change. Besides this, the shift towards renewable energy source opens up new opportunities for investment and the potential for new careers and occupations. When it comes to making plans to develop the sustainable energy infrastructure of the country, there are several factors that need to be considered. We’ll go onto looking into the sustainable energy source of solar power and the potential it has in the UK, as well as the factors that need to be considered in its development.
Why Solar Power?
UK construction expert Western Industrial say that the use of solar energy is becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Solar technology can help to save money, cut costs, and improve sustainability. Furthermore, the government is offering various tax credits and grants in order to support the installation of solar technology which helps to offset the initial expense.
The Potential for Solar Power in the UK
There is a massive potential in the UK for tapping into the renewable, clean energy source of solar power. Millions of homes and businesses can gain access to reliable, inexpensive energy. Therefore, with the correct investments and strategies, the UK is set to becoming a world leader in solar power technology. Of course, there are various factors to consider:
- The effect a solar power system would have on a protected area.
- The installation of the system in an area that would be able to collect the most energy.
- The color and appearance of the solar technology.
- The need to have the appropriate are of solar modules in order to create the needed energy output.
The future is bright for solar technology in the UK!