Electricity is the Energy of the Future

In November last year the Government announced plans to remove the electricity grid’s dependence on Carbon and to create a low carbon economy in their latest Energy Bill.

The aim is to move energy production from fossil fuel dependence to a mixture of energy sources including, nuclear, wind and biomass. This new Bill supports the Government’s view that the way to meet the UK’s commitment to carbon reduction targets is to electrify heating and to decarbonise the electricity grid.

Dimplex, a company supplying heating products, is supporting this Energy Bill and state that it only reinforces the knowledge that the ‘future is electric’.

The Government is hoping that their plan to move to a low carbon electricity grid will ensure that electricity can continue to be supplied steadily whilst at the same time reducing carbon emissions.

By implementing a decarbonised grid, homeowners and businesses will be able to switch to energy efficient electric heating or renewables, including solar and heating pumps, easily knowing that their new energy supplies are now all set for the future.

The Bill also sets out a proposal for a ‘Green Levy’ on fuel bills to help fund the development of this low carbon future. Although this is unpopular, it is expected that increases will be offset by the savings made from energy efficiency. However, it is also possible that some large manufacturing companies could be given exemption from this extra cost.

If the plans in this Bill come to fruition, we could all be seeing much more electricity used to supply heating than is currently the case. And as the Government needs to meet their carbon reduction targets, this could be happening very soon.

What’s your opinion of the Governments plans to use electricity as the replacement for fossil fuel dependence in order to reduce carbon emissions?

Written by Sara Thomson