climate deal 'signals end to gas cookers': they'll have to be phased out to meet new targets, experts claim - natural gas grills
Experts said yesterday that the Paris climate change agreement marked the beginning of the end of cooking and heating with natural gas.
Within 15 years, if the UK is to reach a new and stricter goal aimed at preventing global temperatures from rising, British families may have to start phasing out gas stoves, fires and boilers.
After two weeks of intense negotiations, 195 countries approved the UN agreement to stop global warming at the Paris summit, which requires countries to reduce greenhouse gases from 2020 to prevent climate change.
It has been hailed as historic by politicians.
Cameron said: "The current global agreement means that the world has signed an agreement to play its part in preventing climate change.
But the UK's energy plan has to be revised now because our already strict greenhouse gas reduction target is based on limiting global warming to an increase in 2C.
The new deal is more ambitious, aiming to limit warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
UK energy minister Rudd said yesterday that Britain is "absolutely committed" to the agreement and will "make sure we deliver on it ".
Experts predict that a stricter goal will mean a familiar sight of gas stoves, ovens and gas --
Coal-fired boilers will be the past.
Jim Watson, professor of energy policy at the University of Sussex, said: "This will affect the power industry in the first place, but when we enter 2030 and later, we must find new ways to heat our house and cook our food.
"The government's Climate Change Commission is pressing for alternative boilers such as heat pumps that can get heat from the ground or from the air.
Although the cost per unit is £ 4 million, it hopes that 12,000 households will be heated by this device by 2030, and installation will be accelerated thereafter until natural gas is heated and cooked in the home by 2050. All gas-
Thermal power plants must also be closed in the medium term
2030 seconds unless they remove carbon dioxide from their emissions.
Professor Watson added: "gasoline has been very good for our service since 1970.
No matter what we do next, people will reach a similar level of comfort and control that engineers need to achieve.
About 23 million British households use natural gas, the third of which is used in the UK is burned by domestic boilers, cookers or heaters.
Britain has promised to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2025.
But unless a way is found to capture the carbon dioxide they produce-called carbon capture and storage, gas power stations will have to be eliminated.
Although natural gas is cleaner than coal, it is our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions-producing 0. 169 billion tons of carbon dioxide in 2014.
Bob Ward, director of policy at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, said that in order to fulfill Britain's commitments, the days of cooking with gas are numbered.
He said: "The only thing that is likely to continue using fossil fuels is if they are used to generate electricity, but this happens only when the carbon dioxide they produce is captured and stored.
Gas cookers may be eliminated as soon as possible.
I suspect the manufacturer will stop producing.
He added that in the coming years it is inevitable to impose some form of carbon tax to increase gas costs-which will make rice cookers much cheaper than gas competitors.
CCC chief executive Matthew Bell said: "Just like heating, the role of natural gas will be more limited by 2050, and a range of other technologies will replace natural gas, which means that natural gas
Warm carbon source-heat pump, etc.
In order to adapt to Winston Churchill, in the history of the climate summit, so many people have never consumed so much earth resources in such a small business.
Although world leaders made an exaggerated gesture at the Paris climate summit, they said they wanted to limit the rise in Earth temperature to 1.
So far, they have committed to taking valuable practical actions rather than 2 degrees Celsius.
This is not to say that these effects are not special.
It has been suggested that developed countries must jointly pay $100 billion to small countries each year to help them cope with climate change, and that the forecast for the future is so terrible in the endless Paris discussions.
But how much has the 40,000 delegates attending 0. 13 billion Paris summit spent on Earth?
According to the French government, the carbon footprint of these ten countries
There will be 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions at the summit that day.
It's in itself like 1,000 typical British families discharge in a year-taking into account their home, their cars, their foreign holidays, the food they eat and everything else.
However, this data from the French government only contains carbon dioxide emissions generated at the conference site.
It excludes emissions from hotel accommodation and delegates to and from Paris.
As many delegates will fly to Paris, this will add a huge additional footprint to the event.
At least five world leaders-the United States, China, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait-travel around on their own large jets.
According to Kornelis Blok of Ecofys, a Dutch environmental consultancy, air travel will increase total carbon emissions in Paris by 40,000 tons.
As for the carbon emissions of hotels, luxury hotels are greedy users of energy.
The energy consumption of a single room is almost twice as high as that of an average British household, including electricity and heating.
Taking all the factors into account, and assuming that the average air mileage representing round-trip activities will increase by 9,000 miles, the emissions will reach 300,000 tons, according to the US technology journal Wired, the equivalent of a town as big as Aylesbury's emissions for a whole year.
Ironically, the organizers of the summit have built their carbon footprint data on the assumption that delegates will arrive by bike or accept free offers for public transport passes, while public transport passes
However, it is a fantasy to imagine that the funders of the climate change lobby will fall to the level of using public transport.
On the second day of the summit, Le Bourget reportedly had a 50-Cycle bike rack with only two bikes inside, while the video showed world leaders arriving in their usual limo.
Of course, protecting the environment is more than just reducing carbon emissions.
The meeting cost a small forest.
Instead of using existing buildings, the French government built a small city of pavilions for the conference in Le Bourget, seven miles north of the center of Paris.
A total of 50 contractors worked for 40 days, 80,000 of the temporary buildings were demolished and renovated.
The center is a "full meeting room" with 2,000 delegates. it should be a model of environmental protection. friendliness.
However, this alone requires a saw of 900 trees.
Organizers say they have replaced each tree with a new one-ignoring the fact that the new tree is a sapling, while the 900 under the saw is mature
Buildings are heated by a gas when delegates try to convince each other to invest in renewable energyfired boiler.
Incredibly, organizers say it "helps reduce carbon emissions by 20 percentage points" because they could have used a fuel boiler but didn't.
The Paris conference said it would create "zero waste ".
This is assuming that the building that was demolished after the event can be used again.
However, they may just be hard to find many people who need 2,000
All meeting rooms.
Reusable coffee cups eliminate demand for 2 million disposable plastic cups, organizers say.
Reusable cups, however, are not as eco-friendly as the organizers believe, because cleaning them consumes a lot of energy.
According to data from environmental consultancy Carbon Clear, ceramic coffee cups must be used 354 times before using less energy than plastic cups.
Hotel guests are a particularly large generator of garbage, what are all the little shampoo bottles thrown away, soap bars and uneaten croissants. Over the ten-
At the summit on the same day, 40,000 delegates will produce 920 tons of garbage.
This is equivalent to the production of 900 British households a year-equivalent to a "waste "--free summit’.
Many delegates thought they had helped save the planet and they would come home from Paris with a warm sense of satisfaction.
However, the fact is that they will have many times the environmental impact of the vast majority of the population on Earth.
All the grandiose remarks about "zero waste" and low waste
Carbon architecture, the Paris summit is a major example of a waste of life for green lobby groups.