Decarbonisation of the electricity sector.

Decarbonization is a key concept that requires understanding what climate change is. Although we often hear these two words, not everyone is fully aware of the repercussions our daily actions have on the atmosphere.

What is climate change?

Climate change is closely linked to fluctuations in global temperatures and weather patterns. These changes in temperature can be natural as result from various variations, such as in solar radiation. These variations can have a significant impact on climate. As a historical example, for about 70 years in the seventeenth century, a period of very low solar activity known as the Maunder Minimum or the Ice Age was recorded, which caused an anomalous cooling in the Earth’s climate.

However, it is important to note that human activities are the main driver of current climate change. This is mainly due to the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. These fuels release emissions that create a type of layer around the Earth, known as the greenhouse effect, which causes temperatures to rise.

Now, what implications does this increase in temperatures have?  It translates into a series of negative impacts such as water scarcity, increased forest fires, melting of the poles, loss of ecosystems, rising sea levels, decreased biodiversity and reduced ability to grow food, among other challenges.

So what is decarbonisation?

Decarbonisation is a fundamental process in the reduction of carbon emissions, whose main objective is to achieve climate neutrality. But how is this achieved? Through structural change that eliminates dependence on fossil fuels in energy production. Instead, it seeks to promote the use of clean and sustainable energy sources that emit only what the Earth can absorb.

In Many European countries, the plan known as ELP2050, or Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy, has been approved. This ambitious plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050.

The IEA (International Energy Agency) ZERO NET model implies a rapid and significant transition towards the use of renewable energies, with wind and solar energy being the main protagonists. These technologies are expected to triple renewable generation by 2030 and increase it more than eightfold by 2050. It is estimated that 75% of new clean electricity generation will come exclusively from wind and solar sources.

At Farho, we strongly believe in the viability of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. For this reason, we are committed to developing systems that facilitate the achievement of these objectives at a global level. In addition, our radiators are compatible with the use of photovoltaic energy, which contributes to boosting the use of renewable and sustainable sources in the heating sector.

In short term, decarbonisation is an essential process to reduce carbon emissions and achieve climate neutrality. By adopting renewable energy and abandoning fossil fuels, we can build a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. At Farho, we are committed to being part of this transition towards a cleaner and greener world.

Look at our previous entry on Photovoltaics.

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