“Green Revolution in UK An Example for Leading by the Example” Green Revolution in UK many of the readers may find this as a hypothetical statement, which is hard to be practicalized but the recent developments are paving the way for accomplishing such a target.
We are in a time where the whole mankind is challenged with unprecedented circumstances perplexing the normal living and necessitated to concern more about our nature and future generations. Now the terms like Carbon Neutrality, Global warming and Climate change are becoming common topics unlike before, where it was just an affair of Global Leaders or developed nations.
Energy was always the key component of the development and the discovery of fossil fuels have greatly changed the living conditions. All the technology innovations in 18th 19th and 20th century were the result of this, which have substantially changed the whole socio economic scenarios. Started with the industrial revolution, the advancements achieved by the centuries ago, UK led the world’s first Industrial Revolution and now the first major economy to embrace a legal obligation to achieve a net zero carbon emissions by 2050″. known or taken serious about the negative impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels and how it will affect the living beings and the entire nature
A Green House Gas (GHG) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. Greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect on planets and fossil fuels account for about 70% of GHG missions. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty addressing the climate change, negotiated, and signed by 154 states. The Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in 1997 and entered in to force in 2005, was the first extension to the UNFCCC and was superseded by the Paris Agreement, which entered into emission reduction targets for developed nations the Paris Agreement requires all countries whether developed or developing, to do their part and slash green house gas emissions. To achieve these objectives, 186 countries who are responsible for more than 90% of global emissions, submit ted their carbon reduction targets, known as “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs), prior to the Paris conference. These targets outlined each country’s commitments for curbing emission, including both economy-wide carbon-cutting goals.
Two centuries ago, UK led the world ‘s first Industrial Revolution and now the first major economy to embrace a legal obligation to achieve a net zero carbon emissions by 2050. When the world begins to recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus; The UK Government have unleashed one of the headmost post pandemic objective a 10 Point Plan for accomplishing the UK Climate Pledge (NDC). The plan is targeted to mobilise £12 billion of government investment & £42 billon of private investment by 2030, across energy, buildings, transport, innovation, and the natural environment. This Policy is expected to create a potential for the Energy Industry and to create 250,000 green jobs.
This is definitely considered as one of the greatest initiatives done for establishing the “Green Revolution” which was before seen as an imaginary paper target by many. It is not the first time where UK have made the headlines in the Green energy sector; The renewable power generation in UK had witnessed a 10-fold growth since 2004, 90% of the power requirements in Scotland and the majority for UK are sourced from the renewable energy sources (RES).
In 2020, another milestone was achieved, when the entire country celebrated two months of running purely on renewable energy for the first time. Now with the introduction of the new policy, they are emphasizing their commitment towards achieving the net zero carbon emissions by banning the sale of Fossil fuel cars in UK after 2030 and researching the prospects of introducing hydrogen/clean energy fueled trucks and heavy manne movers.
All the 10 objectives are clearly focused to Augment the business potential, technology innovations, attracting private investments and to Increase the Govt support (Grants) for sectors like Renewable power generation, Energy (Efficiency & storage), Decentralized Energy (smart Grid µgrid), E – mobility, EV Charging infrastructure, Alternate Energy Sources (AES), Power to Gas Technologies(P2G) and finally green investments.