New way to produce power
Low carbon power refers to power that uses smaller amounts of carbon, such as hydrogen, natural gas and solar power, rather than traditional carbon based fuels, such as wood, coal, gas, and oil. The burning of these conventional fuels produces high amounts of carbon dioxide adding to the greenhouse gases. Low carbon power therefore, is a cleaner, greener, way to produce power.
Societies today rely on sources of external energy for the manufacture of goods and the delivery of services. This energy allows us to live in diverse climatic settings, in large populations, and often in controlled environments. The level of dependence on those sources varies according to the climate, level of comfort, and general needs of a community.
Energy is expensive to acquire yet easy to waste, and using it for electricity and fuel takes its toll on the planet. To date, the greatest sources of energy have been fossil fuels, of which the three most commonly used are: coal, petroleum and natural gas. Unfortunately, the combustion of fossil fuels releases pollution into the atmosphere and fossil fuels are non-renewable… their availability will decline.