Basics about GHGs

Basics about GHGs

GHGs trap heat or longwave radiation in the atmosphere. Their existence warms Earth’s surface. Shortwave radiation flows through these gases and the atmosphere.

These gases are produced as a by-product of the combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, which are done to generate electricity. An insulating compound known as sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is responsible for less than one percent of the sector’s total greenhouse gas emissions. This chemical is utilized in electrical transmission and distribution equipment.

Three sources of Green House sources?

  • The production of electricity and heat account for 31% of global greenhouse gas emissions
  • whereas agriculture accounts for 11%
  • transportation accounts for 15%
  • manufacturing accounts for 12%
  • forestry contributes 6%

 The generation of all forms of energy is responsible for 72 percent of the total emissions.

What are the major GHGs?

Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and a variety of synthetic compounds are all examples of important greenhouse gases. It is generally agreed upon that carbon dioxide is the most significant anthropogenic #greenhouse gas. This is because carbon dioxide is currently responsible for the biggest proportion of the warming caused by human activities.

What can you do to reduce GHGs?

  • Drive an electric vehicle
  • Use alternating transportation
  • Making your home more #energy efficient
  • Reduce the electronic usage
  • Mindful about lighting in the office and home

And there are many.

Participation at Home

Greenhouse gases damage our environment, economy, and lives. Then lower home electricity use. Check lights and switches before leaving. Buy used items for your household. If you must buy new, buy recyclable items. If not, rethink your purchase.

Participation at Office

  • Pick eco-friendly home appliances
  • Choose office lighting that is energy efficient.
  • Enhance the performance of the heating and cooling systems.
  • Food waste should be reduced.
  • encourage a paperless culture
  • Encourage the recycling of waste

You should now, I hope, have a better understanding of all the options available to you when it comes to cutting down on the number of carbon emissions produced by your workplace and increasing the efficiency with which it uses energy. Always keep in mind the effects that your activities, no matter how seemingly insignificant they may be, might have on our world. At the end of the day, it is possible to have a significant impact by having a relatively insignificant one, and this is true regardless of the size of your organization.


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