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The impacts of the electrical energy we consume depend on the sources used in its production.
Audax, as an energy trader, plays a fundamental role in promoting renewable energy and the use of thermal production from fossil fuels with a lower carbon content, as well as improving efficiency in emissions, transport and the final use of energy. In this way, we offer our consumers several options for using green energy. Another way to help the environment is by avoiding paper waste, so Audax calls for the use of electronic invoices.
Renewable energies (sun, wind, and waves) have less harmful impacts on the environment and the population, as there is no emission of greenhouse gases and polluting gases into the atmosphere. However, renewable energy can have some impacts on the landscape, habitats and ecosystems, which are minimized through careful selection of the most suitable site and project.
The same does not occur in non-renewable energy, where the use of fossil fuels (coal, gas and oil) results in the release of polluting gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), dioxide and sulfur ( SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). The emission of these gases has an environmental impact on the greenhouse effect, contributing to the intensification of global warming and climate change.
What do greenhouse gas emissions consist of?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main gas resulting from emissions (60%), produced when burning fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil. CO2 is naturally assimilated by plants and transformed into oxygen in the well-known process of photosynthesis, however the abnormal amount of this gas emitted into the atmosphere today and throughout the 20th century and continuous deforestation makes the natural cycle carbon dioxide is unregulated, causing what is also known as global warming.
What is and what are the consequences of global warming?
The consequences of global warming include melting ice, rising ocean levels, desertification, changes in rainfall patterns, floods and a reduction in biodiversity.
What are the tools to reduce emissions?
They are varied.
They include electrical production through clean and renewable sources, such as wind, solar and hydropower, as well as new CO2 capture and storage technologies.