From charging devices to washing clothes, almost everything we do uses electricity. However, careless consumption can lead to huge bills and a negative impact on the environment. But what can we do to avoid this?
Energy consumption from human activity is the world’s number one emitter of greenhouse gases. According to the European Environment Agency, two-thirds of such consumption comes from burning fossil fuels. However, a rise in the use of renewable energies to cover our needs is proof that a more sustainable future is possible. In Norway, 98% of the energy supplied to the electricity grid comes from renewable sources like water.
Small-but-mighty actions to reduce electricity consumption
The signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 was a key historic event in the fight against climate change. It set out measures to respond to the climate emergency and targets like net-zero emissions by 2050. According to the United Nations, we need to cut emissions by 45% to halt global warming by 2030.
We must all take responsibility to limit our electricity consumption at home. We can have a positive impact on our household spending and the planet by: