Tuesday 5 July 2022

How should we reflect on our own carbon footprints – and why?

How should we reflect on our own carbon footprints – and why?

“We’re all creatures of habit. We tend to live our lives according to set routines, we live in houses that have relatively predictable demand patterns. We cook, wash and watch TV at the same times throughout the day – and over the years network companies have learned from that.

“They know exactly how much energy we’re going to use on a Tuesday evening. It’s something that’s been very predictable – a 50-year data set that we’ve accumulated. Now, we’re about to tear it up, start again, as we start using energy in a very different way.”

That’s the view of Tom Notman, Director of Policy and Market Analysis at the DCC, who spoke at the Big Zero Show, as part of the Big Zero Lectures.

In case you missed his lecture, he explains how having access to more specific and robust data on the carbon we use at home can provide insight into our carbon footprints.

He explains that we all associate carbon footprints with large companies and their work but if we can understand our own emissions and energy habits – we can all prove to be vital in the drive to net zero.

Watch the full session to learn more.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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