Going Green: Renewable Energy is on the rise. What can we do to get involved?

By Loren Fay on Jan 06, 2020
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On the Rise!

Going green? Yes, we are! And we’re not talking about making sure that you have your daily intake of broccoli. Instead, we are looking at how cleaner energy is changing the future of the world.

Let’s look at some stats:

In the third quarter of 2019, 38.9% of the UKs electricity generated was made up of renewable energy. This is a staggering increase from 2018, as the percentage rate has increased by a third.

Recently bioenergy and wind have had the biggest share in renewable energy. The energy generated by the UK’s renewable sector overtook fossil fuel plants with a record 137 days last year, helping the country’s race to NetZero.

2019 was the UK’s greenest year to date.

Bioenergy – What is it?

Bioenergy includes burning sewage gas, landfill gas, plant and animal biomass, household waste and anaerobic digestion. Although there is no definite on how burning biomass affects the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to fossil fuel alternatives, it could play a crucial long-term role in hitting the UK climate goals.

Is it a Bird, is it a Plane, No it’s Wind Power!!!

Both onshore and offshore wind are crucial to increase the generation of renewable electricity. The generation of wind energy doesn’t produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain or greenhouse gasses, therefore due to its significant impact on lowering greenhouse gas emissions, we must influence the government to champion all renewable technologies.

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A Little Can Go a Long Way!

The UK are dedicated to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, in contrast to the 1980 targets of reducing gas emissions by at least 80%. We are heading in the right direction as the UK have already reduced their emissions by 42%.

Here in Our Hive we strive on ensuring we are contributing to NetZero by helping businesses ensure their energy supply comes from sustainable sources, with a range of different suppliers who champion and provide renewable energy sources.