The consequences of climate change, caused by carbon pollution from the production and burning of fossil fuels, are already visible: increased risk and duration of drought and forest fires, heavy storms, reduction of snow caps and extinction of wild species.
Conventional energy sources such as coal and natural gas are major contributors to climate change. Non-renewable electricity uses large amounts of water and pollutes air and water. In addition, dependence on conventional energy sources exposes consumers to price fluctuations and harms our health and the environment.
Energy efficiency can be achieved by:
- Using energy-efficient devices for lighting, cooling and heating, etc.
- Improving the design of our buildings and landscapes.
- Changing our behaviour (such as turning off lights when leaving a room).
- Improving system operations in order to optimize many functions within a home, business, city or other location and, as a result, reducing energy use. These systems can, for example, employ real-time feedback or automated controls.
- The adoption of local, state, or federal policies and programmes can significantly increase energy efficiency.
At Plasbel® we are aware that climate change is a reality and that we must all do our bit to save the planet. Therefore, we have carried out a series of actions aimed at promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Region of Murcia.
Renewal of coolers in the production system for new coolers with greater energy efficiency and consequently lower energy consumption, achieving a reduction in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Renewal of motors by alternating current motors in extrusion machines, aimed at promoting energy efficiency, achieving a reduction in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Air Conditioning Equipment
Renovation of air conditioning equipment in offices by changing the cooling system in order to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
With these actions in mind,
Benefits of Renewable Energies
Renewable energies provide substantial benefits for our climate, our health and our economy.
Benefits of the energy system:
Renewable energies are inexhaustible and unlimited sources. These clean energies come from natural sources and adapt to nature’s cycles.
These benefits include savings in energy and fuel costs for consumers, businesses, and government; profits and tax revenues for companies that support or use energy efficiency and renewable energy, such as construction, manufacturing, and services; and create new jobs.
Electricity generation based on fossil fuels is a source of air pollution that is harmful to health and leads to respiratory diseases. The burning of fossil fuels for electricity is also the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global climate change. Improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy can reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and their adverse consequences for health and the environment.