There are approximately 23 million homes running on Gas boilers in the UK. 95% of homes altogether use Gas or Oil heating, both of these things are based on using fossil fuels, which then creates a massive amount of CO2, otherwise known as Carbon Monoxide.
But what’s the alternative? And how do we do our bit?
If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that CO2 levels have hit a new high, and have been taking a horrendous toll on our planet. The holes in the Ozone layer, which directly affects the atmosphere, the ice caps melting, and the forests turning into fire strips – and it’s the CO2 that is partially responsible for that.
Doing our bit!
Most countries around the world, including the UK, are facing similar challenges. 196 Parties signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, which is a legally binding international treaty regarding climate change. Our progress hasn’t been enough. Change is needed. Now.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016
Change is a challenge. It’s difficult. And, some argue that combating climate change is the biggest challenge we face as global citizens. But, like most things difficult, not everyone’s up for it off their own back. Enter government policy. In order to enforce mass change it’s our government that has the responsibility to ensure it happens.
What does this mean?
By 2025, there will be a ban on the installation of gas boilers in all new builds – but the government will be encouraging people to ditch their gas and oil heaters for Biomass heaters and air to water heat pumps! The government will be offering financial incentives to help encourage people to make the change.
In time, Gas boilers will be banned altogether, and all fossil fueled boilers will be banned in sales from the mid-2030s.
Now is your chance to get a head start on saving your energy and the energy of the planet, but switching to safer energy sources!