Combating climate change by changing energy use in the home
Countries around the world are gearing up to change the way they use energy in order to combat climate change. The energy supply needs to become low carbon, while remaining secure and affordable.
In order to meet European Union (EU) targets for combating climate change, the UK Government has a target to reduce carbon emissions by 34% by 2020. This requires a large increase in the use of renewable energy and new nuclear power capacity is likely to be built.
At the heart of the energy sector, the IET is working hard to support successful implementation of energy technology combined with effective policy formation, to build a sustainable global energy infrastructure that meets future needs.
Of special interest is how these changes will affect the energy supply, the consumer, and the UK electricity supply industry; and considering how to balance the electricity supply and demand, and to increase control over energy use.
Home energy revolution is a public briefing note covering some of the issues involved.
The IET is looking to engage with members and the public and gather views on these issues. You can add to the debate by downloading the following questionnaire and sending your views to the IET (please use the address shown on the questionnaire).
We will use the results to inform the on-going debate between the energy companies, Government and the public.