Fuel the least polluting sources of affordable energy

After attention has been directed to using form, fabric, good detailing, efficient construction and the local environment to full effect to minimise heat demand, then it is important to investigate the most appropriate fuel source for the residual space heating and domestic hot water demand.

Gas and oil produce lower emissions to the atmosphere for each unit of delivered energy than electricity, making electricity, in general, the least preferred option for heating. A zero-CO2 emission option is to use active solar energy for hot water, wind energy and/or biofuels such as woodchip, waste, straw or paper. Renewable energy technologies are dealt with in Chapter 11.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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