Why It’s An Important Time To Go Green

Why It’s An Important Time To Go Green

Whichever side of the Atlantic you reside 2016 was no doubt an odd year. With Brexit and Trump dominating the headlines it will go down in history as a time of revolt. But regardless of your political affiliation or whether or not you think change – more importantly, positive change – is coming, there’s a danger looming over all of us; something far greater than whoever is sitting in the Oval Office or sleeping in Downing Street. That danger is climate change.

I won’t pretend to know the ins and outs about Trump’s environmental policies, but from what I’ve read, they’re not looking too hot. Here in the UK things aren’t so different. Theresa May’s Conservative Government has already decided to merge the Department of Energy and Climate Change with Economics – no prizes for guessing how that’ll go down! For the sake of our children, and our children’s children, we cannot ignore this problem. We have a responsibility to embrace green energy and place pressure on our governments to do what really matters.Related image

The Green Deal (UK-Based)

The baby steps make all the difference. From developing more environmentally friendly living habits to reducing rising energy bills. If you’re based in the UK I urge you to embrace the Green Deal before it’s too late. This scheme allows private companies to offer homeowners and businesses the chance to implement eco-friendly improvements without footing the bill in advance. Payments are made through existing customer bills, allowing virtually anybody to take advantage of the offer. How long it will be available is currently up in the air.

You can acquire funds or labour costs for home improvements regarding insulation, heating, drought-proofing, double glazing and renewable energy generation (solar panels, heat pumps). Check with your energy supplier to see if they’re involved in the scheme, and if not, consider switching.

In order to qualify for the deal you must get an assessment from a professional. This can be arranged by your energy provider. You may have to show them your energy bills and report the number of people living in your home (with their details), as well as other case-by-case information such as how often you use certain appliances.

After Brexit

When the UK finally leaves the European Union the Government may no longer have an obligation to meet climate change demands. Of course, this is purely speculation at this stage, but it seems increasingly likely. This means that schemes like the Green Deal may no longer exist in the very near future. If you’ve like to lower your energy bills and help fight the good fight now is the perfect time to get involved. Just one phonecall could lead to many saved tons of CO2 and reduce long-term expenditure.

If you haven’t already, consider switching to a pre-payment meter instead of a quarterly bill. This will make you more aware of your consumption. Utilia currently provide the most competitive pre-payment packages in the UK and were the first major company to implement pay as you go tariffs. To make the switch visit: Utilia Contact Number.

Climate change is the biggest threat to the longevity of our species. With today’s divided political landscape it’s never been a more important time to get involved and make positive changes. The Green Scheme is just one of many initiatives that can give you a voice. Wherever you are in the world there will most likely be an equivalent; if so, use it!

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