What’s the problem?
If Britain is to become a Zero Carbon economy we have to replace our current reliance on fossil fuels for energy with non-carbon or low carbon alternatives. An important part of the solution is to power-down – reduce our use of fossil fuels and to power up -– create sustainable sources of power that do not emit Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth has developed a comprehensive plan. This includes a major shift to supplying our energy needs by electricity powered by a combination of wind, wave, solar and hydro-power. These renewable sources of power will replace our dependence on fossil fuels for electricity. However, this still won’t be enough to provide all our energy requirements.
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