The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference is a clear indication of the growing global awareness to climate change. Yet, awareness is not enough. The burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) still accounts for 3/4 of the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activity over the past 20 years. Over 21.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are produced yearly, about half of which remains in the atmosphere – not absorbed by vegetation and oceans. CO2 emissions and other fossil fuel emissions greatly contribute to the devastating effects of global warming such as extreme draughts and storms, rising sea levels, desertification, animal extinction and rising temperatures. In fact, 2015 was marked as the hottest year in recorded history.
It is clear that the globe is getting warmer, but until we reach a utopian future in which renewable energy supplies all our energy needs, a lot can still be done in the field of energy efficiency. Phoebus Energy makes the environment central to all its developments. Its innovative hybrid solution can extract more energy based on existing water heating and HVAC systems – reducing fossil fuel emissions by as much as 80%.