Are you geared to be 100% carbon neutral in the near future? What even is carbon neutral? And is it possible to be carbon negative?
The world is changing at breakneck speed, forced to adapt by our rapidly changing climate, environmentally conscious consumers, and, more recently, presidential plans.
Let’s clear up all the carbon jargon.
What Does it Mean to be Carbon Neutral?
If your business emits the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere that you’re able to offset by any other means, you’re carbon neutral.
What Does it Mean to be Carbon Negative?
If your business removes more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits, you’re officially carbon negative!
But when should your business change gears to join the carbon-neutral giants like Google?
Cutting emissions today makes you a leader tomorrow. Don’t wait for regulations to kick in and force your hand. Ease into the change now with a few simple actions.
Many corporations either claim to already be carbon-neutral or have definite plans to make sure they are:
Since Biden marched into the White House, climate-changing plans are being laid down thick and fast. One such ambition is for the US to reach zero, or even negative CO2 emissions from the energy system, by 2050.
For that to happen, experts agree that the following 8 actions need to be in place by 2030:
- Increase solar and wind capacity 3.5 times, to 500 gigawatts.
- Eliminate most electricity generation from coal.
- Maintain current natural gas generating capacity for reliability.
- Increase zero-emission vehicle sales share to 50%.
- Increase sales share of building heat pumps to 50%.
- All new buildings and appliances meet strict energy efficiency goals.
- R&D for carbon capture, sequestration, and carbon-neutral fuels.
- Build electricity transmission and pipelines for carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas.
How Can Your Business Make the Biggest Dent in Your Current Carbon Footprint?
According to the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.
By simply switching your business to a solar solution, you can address all 3 of these areas.
Installing solar allows you to generate renewable energy for electricity, heating, and charging electric vehicles on-site.
How Can You Start the Transformation?
SPH Solutions are experts in pinpointing the perfect solution for your unique business.
Depending on your business premises’ size and layout, you could either generate all your electricity needs from your own solar solution, or partly make use of other clean energy sources.
Contact our team of professionals and start your path to carbon neutrality now.
2050 is just around the corner!