How we can use more renewables to fight climate change
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It’s unsurprising that three-quarters of us are worried about climate change. The reality of the situation is clear. We are facing more droughts, heat waves, and storms. Our oceans are getting warmer, and glaciers are melting. If you’re worried what the future could hold, you’re not alone.
If we want to help our planet and protect our future, we need to work together to change, now.
To help reduce the devastating effects of climate change, we are working to help Britain use more renewable energy sources, to replace fossil fuels like coal and gas. When we burn fossil fuels to create energy, they release harmful gasses which contribute to climate change. We need to use more renewable energy, which creates less pollution.
A smart energy system, enabled by smart meters, could help all of us use more renewable energy. Read on to find out how…
How will smart meters help Britain use more renewable energy?
A smart energy system needs to manage the supply of energy when more people are using energy, for example, in the evening as we cook dinner and watch TV. During these busier times, the energy system can’t rely purely on renewable energy, so power stations are used.
To prevent this, we could use smart meters and smart time of use tariffs to reduce our energy usage at peak periods, when electricity is most expensive. This will help the energy system reduce our reliance on additional power stations, because they won’t need to produce as much extra energy at these peak times. Helping us make the most of renewable energy, such as solar or wind energy – great!
Little changes can make a big impact
Just like recycling your single use plastics, or eating less meat, getting a smart meter in your home is a small step for individual households, but it will add up to big things for Britain. We all need to make small changes to our energy usage habits to combat climate change.
You can request a smart meter today
Requesting a smart meter has never been easier! And once you have your smart meter, you’ll start to see your energy differently. They show the energy you’re using in pounds and pence, in near real time, so you can be more in control of what you’re using, when.
We’re in this together
Did you know, 50% of existing meters have now been replaced with a smart meter? We are half way there! But without the whole of Britain getting one installed, we can’t benefit from a truly flexible energy system, and use more renewables.*
*Consumer action required
Please note: Eligibility may vary.
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