Ditch those fossil fuels
Living in Jersey, we're very fortunate in so many ways, including the choice of energy available to us.
Unlike most places in the world, we have the choice of heating our homes with zero carbon energy. That is, via the JEC from French (EDF) renewable (35%) and nuclear (65%) power, and directly using solar panels and other microgeneration systems on or in our homes.
Right now, we can easily replace environmentally damaging oil and gas boilers with electric ones (which are simple direct replacements), or even opt for heat pumps which can be as cheap to run as oil or even cheaper.
There is no longer any argument in favour of using fossil fuels.
Why the contribution is important
> Extracting oil and gas (and coal!) is environmentally damaging - Very damaging, not just in day to day mining operations, but when it goes tragically wrong (oil rig fires, tanker disasters, etc.).
> Burning oil and gas (and coal) releases huge quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere, trapping heat through the greenhouse effect and causing global warming.
> Fumes and smoke from fossil fuel boilers and fires create harmful pollution.
We need to ditch those fossil fuels and do it now - No more excuses!
by SimonLanglois on February 08, 2021 at 10:39AM