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Nottingham City Council

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… and the trend is accelerating. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. When sunlight reaches the Earth, some of the energy is absorbed on the surface and re-radiated as infrared energy that we call heat. This goes back into the atmosphere where greenhouse gases, such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) trap this heat and send it back out in all…

… directions. This natural process stops our planet being cold and is called the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Human activities, in particular, the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transport, are changing the balance of the Greenhouse Effect. This is because we are emitting more greenhouse gases, especially Carbon Dioxide. The increase in these gases, which can last from years…

… to centuries in the atmosphere, means we are trapping even more heat and causing the planet to get hotter. There are also pollutants like certain aerosols that can absorb incoming sunlight, further warming the atmosphere. These rising temperatures are now altering the global climate resulting in longer and hotter heat waves, more frequent droughts, heavier rainfall, rising sea levels…

…. The Built Environment In the coming decade, Nottingham will have to improve the efficiency of all buildings to reduce the demand for energy. We will need to heat our buildings with low carbon and/or renewable heating, change our behaviours towards energy reduction and increase the adoption of energy efficiency technologies in both commercial and domestic buildings. 3. Energy Generation…

…, to investigate demand and capacity for accommodating greater numbers of ULEVs Medium Term The Built Environment Chapter Two: The Built Environment /24 Chapter Two: The Built Environment Space heating is the largest contributor to domestic CO2 emissions (25% of city’s overall emissions), with 294,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted for heating and hot water by properties in Nottingham…

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