The UK government has made commitments to renewable energy and energy efficiency and, with proper support, renewables can form the heart of the UK�s energy system.
So much has happened in the renewable energy sector during the past five years that the perceptions of some politicians and energy-sector analysts lag far behind the reality of where the renewables industry is today (please refer to the article below 'renewable energy soars').
The UK has enormous wind, wave and tidal power: more than enough to meet all of our energy needs many times over.
A full range of renewable energy technologies could meet all of our electricity needs in the future. Most importantly, renewable energy technologies used to generate 'green' electricity must be deployed to reduce CO2 emissions urgently.
Oil and gas supplies will eventually run out and increasing demand for these finite resources is driving their costs upwards. The price of crude oil has risen sixfold in the past six years and already reached $135 a barrel.
The president of Opec, the oil producers cartel, recently warned of worse to come with a prediction that oil could eventually hit $200 a barrel. Energy prices in the UK are forecast to increase by 40% for the 2009 heating season and provide an even greater incentive for the development of competitively priced renewable energy.
'Green' electricity generated from renewables is the obvious choice of fuel for a competitively priced, direct operating, all-electric underfloor heating system such as Vysal's UFH which is designed to last a lifetime.
The only �greener� choice would be an aqueous based underfloor heating system using a ground-source or air-source heat pump. However, at current prices the �greener� installation would cost about 10 x that of a direct acting all-electric system. It would also require many more resources to manufacture all of the components - just like a conventional 'wet' system with radiators. There are few circumstances when this is feasible.
Renewable energy and the associated technologies are, of necessity, becoming more prominent and significant developments are being announced on an almost daily basis. Vysal is strongly committed to responsible environmental stewardship; this is reflected in the design our products, their manufacturing processes and everything that we do.
We trust that the information provided on our website helps user�s develop an understanding and sympathy for environmentally responsible energy consumption. For those who aren't certain what renewable energy sources are they include:
Energy from Waste
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