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How to break the vicious cycle of extreme weather and energy security, whilst saving money

The battery storage market is expanding and domestic and community users are expected to install small-scale batteries. This is linked to coal phase out and cold waves, such as The Beast from the East. PES invited Keith Robertshaw, Business Development Director from N-ERGY Power Solutions to clarify the link and explain why the batteries market could face a boost very soon as a result.

When the Beast from The East unwelcomingly visited the UK, residents were disturbed, and some were locked up inside unable to reach their jobs.

It went beyond impacting individuals, it cost UK supermarkets £22m as shoppers made 5% fewer visit to them. The services sector was massively affected as well with Purchasing Managers’ Indices hitting a 20-month bottom low in March.

Few would make the link between Beast from the East and Climate Change and some might argue that such waves have always hit the UK.

But it is scientifically proven that climate change has been affecting the severity and the rapid frequency of such events.

Extreme weather events cause major destructions on every scale, including causing deaths. And fighting such events and climate change is an international mission. But on an individual level, people cannot survive such events without energy.

When talking about climate change, the energy sector is one of the first things that gets mentioned. It is one of the sectors that most affects climate change and one of the first sectors to get affected by it.

Commitment to lower carbon emissions through energy

One of the most prominent sectors that contribute to carbon emissions is the energy sector; The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that energy is responsible for two-thirds of the global anthropogenic greenhouse-gases emissions. This great contribution puts a huge weight on governments to reform the energy sector in a way to minimise carbon emissions while keeping energy supply secure, affordable, and reliable to all customers.

UK carbon performance has improved significantly in the past three decades, with 42% of carbon emissions reduction and 67% of economic growth since 1990, according to the Clean Growth Strategy. UK’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions has been fruitful and it is leading G7 countries in this regard after climbing 13 places up to be the 7th on the Carbon
Power League.

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