An Electric Revolution

The effect of climate change in the world is evident. Lately, natural disasters have been very brutal to mankind. Different environmental organizations have mobilized and launched environment awareness programs in order to educate people on the adverse effect on nature in some of the habits that they are doing. The European league has a set of climate goals and the key in achieving this is by decarbonising the process of cooling and heating. Some representatives from EURELECTRIC spoke about an electric revolution in order to achieve this climate goal. The group highlights how electricity will greatly contribute to the decrease in carbon emissions from cooling and heating. Electricians should see to this new development and give their thoughts in how to further improve the system.

Where is electricity generated from? Today’s electricity supply comes from renewable sources. In effect, the intensity of carbon in electricity as a carrier of the energy is diminishing. The carbon intensity will continue to decrease as the electrical industry will push with the patronage of low carbon sources. The member of the EURELECTRIC gave their commitment that they will seek to achieve carbon neutral supply of electricity by the year 2050. According to Europe’s Energy Roadmap 2050, transport as well as electrification of heating is crucial in achieving the longer objectives of the climate goals. This was in accordance with the calculation performed by the Commission and EURELECTRIC.

EURELECTRIC stressed its point that the Commission should give due importance to the role that carbon neutral electricity will be playing in the transition of the cooling and the heating sector. There are several energy efficient and clean technologies that will take a major role in the process which include heat pumps. Transition should start now.

There will be much efficiency with the electrification process. With the advancement of technologies, there are now several new technologies that enable cooling and heating to act as a decentralized storage. This way there will be more options making the energy systems more sanitary, more flexible and much more efficient.

At the same time the combined heat and power or CHP will also play a major role in a successful transition.

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