Why we need to Connect Policy with Technology
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- May 26, 2021 5:39 am GMTMay 18, 2021 9:05 pm GMT
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For several decades, many of us have come to the realization that anthropomorphic activities are contributing to climate change. We use fossil fuels to power our cars, homes and businesses. Unfortunately, the use of fossil fuels release GHG emissions which is taking the heat (pun intended) for global warming.
Fortunately, many of us have been battling this on different fronts. Looking back to the 1970’s many utilities began improving the efficiency of generation equipment to consume less fuel and deliver more power to address growing demand. In the 1980’s, when it became increasingly difficult to build new generation assets, a move began to inspire consumers to use more efficient appliances to reduce the need to build more generation. In the 1980’s, 1990’s and beyond, many utilities turned to renewable sources of generation.