London’s Mayor, Ken Livinstone will announce radical plans to slash London’s carbon emissions by 60% within 20 years.
Livingstone wants a quarter of London’s electricity supply to be shifted from the national grid to local combined heat-and-power systems by 2025.
The city will offer “green gurus” to help families make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly, and will subsidise supplies of cavity wall and loft insulation. The move is by the most far-reaching attempted by a big city in the UK.
Livingstone also has a go at London’s famous 4X4 drivers: “All of us have a responsibility, actions taken at an individual level can have consequences that are unacceptable for society as a whole. Buying a gas-guzzling 4×4 vehicle is an ‘individual choice’ but it creates carbon emissions that contribute to global warming and harm everyone. It should be no more socially acceptable than to claim the right to dump rubbish in the street.”
Go for it Ken…
Environment effect by using of non – renewable energy.
London is very dependent on energy. We need energy for heating and cooling, for lighting and domestic equipment, for travel and the production and distribution of goods and service. By using energy we made industrial revolution. This is positive sides of using energy.
To bad, by using non – renewable energy we polluted air and that made very dangerous environment problem.
All recovery, conversion and use of energy in London, gives rise to some kind of environmental IMPACT. The most significant environmental effect are those related to emissions from combustion of fuels (non – renewable fuels: coal and oil).
They include the increase in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide – CO2, methane – CH4, nitrous oxide – N2O, water vapor – H2O and other.
Environmental impact occurs at local, regional and global levels.
Local environmental problems include point source emissions of pollutants to air or water. Examples include those resulting from various forms of combustion, such as particulates, volatile organic compounds and low-level ozone. Problems of this type generally have an immediate effect on their surroundings and are easy to detect, so steps to deal with them can generally be taken at an early stage.
Regional environmental problems include acidification and eutrophication. The damage that they cause becomes apparent only after a longer time and they are generally more difficult to deal with than local environmental problems. They often have many different sources and spread over large areas. Environmental problems are regarded as being regional if they afflict large areas, countries or in some cases continent.
Global environmental problems afflict all continents, all planet and make changing of climate.
Nowadays, we know that some of the emissions that we generate result in global environmental problems, which is most clearly exemplified by the increase in the depletion of the ozone layer (OZONE HOLE) and the GREENHOUSE EFFECT.
Green House Effect
Carbon dioxide – CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases. It consist of one carbon atom with two oxygen atoms. When its atoms are bonded tightly together, the carbon dioxide molecule can absorb infrared radiation and the molecule starts to vibrate. Eventually, the vibrating molecule will emit the radiation again and it will likely be absorbed by yet another greenhouse gas molecule. This absorption-emission-absorption cycle serves to keep the heat near the surface, effectively insulating the surface from the cold of space. Carbon dioxide, methane and other gases are greenhouse gases.
They all are molecules composed of more than two component atoms, bound loosely enough together to be able to vibrate with the absorption of heat. The major components of the atmosphere (N2 and O2) are two-atom molecules too tightly bound together to vibrate and thus they do not absorb heat and contribute to the greenhouse effect by rapidly increase temperature on the all planet – GLOBAL.
SWEDEN – 2007.
There is an ever increasing range of good energy saving retrofit options for many buildings and inefficient equipment.
I am amazed that many more of these units are not being fitted, bearing in mind they cost but produce a return on investment within, in some cases, a few motnhs and in the worse case scenarios I have seen three years.
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