Climate change is by far the main challenge we face this century. We need to change the way we operate in view of the increases of both population and consumption. Solarfuture provides advice and solutions to improve the way we manage our activities.
These coming years will see an obligation to urgently reduce our impact. An early start is an advantage.
87% of human sources of CO2 come from burning fossil fuels (heat, transportation, energy).
- 41% come from electricity production.
- 22% from transport.
- 20% from industry & agriculture.
- 6% from the residential sector.
- 10% others.
- 9% from land use change.
- 4% from industrial processes.
CO2 levels have increased from 283ppm in 1800 to 417ppm in 2020.
The earth population has doubled from 1970 to 2020.
Costs are finance based and do not reflect the cost to nature.
1 ton of coal burned generates 2.5 tons of CO2.
1 ton of cement generates 0.9T of CO2.
1 ton of steel generates 1.9T of CO2.
1 ton of aluminium generates 4.8T of CO2.
Fossil fuels caused 20% of all deaths in 2018.
The proportion of grey energy increases as we reduce energy use.
Humanity generates 51bn tons of greenhouse gases per year.
Energy efficient solutions have been known for several decades.
Global population is expected to reduce towards the end of the century.
Today's technology to reduce impact is widely available and getting cheaper.
1 hectare can absorb from 0.6T (old forest) to 6.5T (mature forest) to 22T (hemp) of CO2/year. Reforesting is cheap.
Coal production was down 2.6% in 2019.
The cost of photovoltaic systems has dropped 99% in 40 years.
Solarfuture's aim is to assist private and public organisations in reducing their activities environmental impact. Zero emission does not exist, but very low emissions are technologically attainable today, with the added options of offsetting and carbon trading. A combination of renewable energy production and the implementation of the Negawatt principle do significantly reduce a business impact.
Energy production, manufacturing, building, transport, logistics, food production, housing, waste recycling, procurement, urbanism, city management, architecture.
Waste does not exist in the natural world. We have the technical abilities to call it byproduct and reuse it. Converting byproducts into ressources is paramount to the future of all industrial processes.
- Assessment of the current carbon footpring (survey).
- Proposals for improvements in several fields. Short, mid & long term solutions.
- Optimisation of all activities.
- Materials sourcing optimisation .
- Efficiency enhancement.
- Elimination of unnecessary elements.
- Grey energy reduction and life extension.
- Carbon offsetting (as a last resort & in addition to other actions).
- Solarfuture is not involved in carbon credit trading.