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Decarbonization is the process of significantly reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the atmosphere. It is a key strategy for mitigating climate change, which is caused by the buildup of these gases in the atmosphere.

Decarbonization is a complex and challenging task, but it is essential if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The sooner we start decarbonizing, the easier it will be to achieve.

There are many ways to decarbonize, but some of the most common include:

  • Switching to renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. Improving energy efficiency, so that we use less energy overall.
  • Capturing and storing carbon emissions, such as through carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
  • Planting trees, which absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

Here are some examples of the things we are promoting:

  • Switching a power plant from HFO to natural gas is an example of decarbonization. Natural gas produces less CO2 emissions than coal.
  • A home installing solar panels is an example of decarbonization. Solar panels generate electricity from sunlight, which does not produce any CO2 emissions.
  • A company investing in energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and efficient appliances, is an example of decarbonization. These measures can help to reduce the amount of energy used, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions.