Mass electrification would power global decarbonisation efforts

decarbonisation, electrification, carbon, BNEF

Greater electrification of building services will be central to global decarbonisation efforts.

Greater electrification of building services will be central to global decarbonisation efforts, according to a report from the research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

It concluded that the harnessing of lower carbon grid electricity would “transform how we power our transport and heat our buildings”.

BNEF’s head of global policy analysis Victoria Cuming said that electrification “could make a huge contribution to the achievement of governments’ emission-reduction targets by exploiting the low-carbon transition already underway in the power generation sector”.

Direct changes would also see massive growth of electric heating systems in buildings, while indirect changes would include electrolysis using renewable electricity to produce hydrogen that can also be used to heat buildings.

Picture credit: Shutterstock:chuyuss

Related articles:



modbs tv logo

CHAS urges construction industry to embrace Common Assessment Standard following data sharing agreement roll out

CHAS was the first Recognised Assessment Body to offer the Common Assessment Standard which has fast become the industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification. 

R&D spending in construction sector rose 7.9% last year, despite the pandemic

Construction sector R&D spending hit £368m last year, according to latest ONS data

Calendar