While the coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected so many parts of our lives, there does appear to be a silver lining – it’s paved the way for a greener future.
Removing coal power plants from the network
Just a week ago, the BBC reported that as of 10 June, Britain will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power.
When the country went into lockdown, the pressures on the electricity grid reduced significantly. This meant that the National Grid started to take power plants off the network. The first to go were the remaining four coal-fired power plants in Britain. A large part of this shift to renewable energy has come from the huge increase in the installation of wind and solar farms. In 2018, it was shown that the average CO2 from the UK’s electricity halved in six years.
How North East Heating Solutions supports a coal-free Britain
We believe we can all do better for the environment and are excited to see this step forward into a greener future. We’ve recently partnered with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to plant over 100 trees per year across the North of England as part of our pledge to help offset carbon emissions.
Helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint, while keeping their homes warm, has always been at the heart of what we do. We welcome more renewable energy options which will help homeowners across Britain heat their homes, like our electric central heating system which, when powered with renewable energy, is 100% green. ELKAtherm electric radiators are also fully recyclable, allowing us to facilitate a continual lifecycle in all our products.
Since 65% of a homeowner’s total energy use is due to heating, many of our customers have chosen ELKAtherm, the best in green heating, to heat their homes effectively and more environmentally-friendly.
How you can reduce your carbon footprint with green heating
Are you ready to invest in a greener future? Contact us today to learn more about our eco-friendly German manufactured electric radiators and how, when paired with a 100% green tariff, you can reduce your carbon footprint.
Our ELKAtherm experts can also advise on the best energy tariff for your home so you can be sure your electricity is created without the use of nonrenewable resources.