Most of the world’s governments made serious commitments to net-zero emissions amid the worldwide pandemic. Almost 20 months into it, we have already seen enormous changes and growth in the renewable energy industry. The trends show no signs of stopping, either. For electricians and electrical contractors, the move toward a net-zero-emissions world offers a big opportunity. Your skills will be critical to drive the needed infrastructure changes forward.
Greenhouse gases emitted by vehicles, manufacturing, power stations and other heavy users of fossil fuels need to be reduced greatly. To achieve this goal, countries around the globe have committed to move to “net zero emissions.” Net zero aims to offset any new greenhouse emissions with efforts to remove those already in the atmosphere.
Curbing the continued growth of our collective carbon footprint, which is the amount of greenhouse gases we produce, is a necessary step toward addressing climate change. The pollutants released into the atmosphere are already affecting life on Earth. For instance, they are causing more harmful weather events, endangering countless species and displacing millions of people.
Our ability to reach net zero relies heavily on infrastructure changes, sustainable energy, electrification and more. We have made great progress since setting benchmarks in 2005, achieving a 40% reduction in 15 years. As of 2019, the reduction level was 33%, so we could erase the subsequent 7% decrease during the pandemic if we resume all pre-COVID-19 activities, particularly those using fossil fuels.
Progress in sustainable energy generation has helped. Wind and solar generate 13 times more power than we predicted back in 2005. Further, tax credits and favorable government policies have boosted demand for renewable energy. However, capital cost reductions helped a lot.
In addition, the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act features initiatives to encourage EV production and sales. It also builds out a national network of charging stations. Adding that network, plus home and office charging spots, requires EV service providers, skilled electrical technicians and electrical contractors.
Renewable energy generation, EVs and efficient power storage and usage tools are enabling the shift to a green, net-zero future. Humanity needs your talents to speed up the transition and build a sustainable culture.
Here are some of the staples of efficient, sustainable electrical design. To install many of them, homeowners and business owners will need electrical technicians.
What’s in it for electricians and electrical contractors? The need for talented electrical technicians is growing as more people buy EVs, the charging infrastructure is built and the world moves to net zero. If you want to help build the future, join the Qmerit team of electrical contractors
Qmerit is a leader in electrification services with a network of technicians throughout the U.S. and Canada and partnerships with most EV manufacturers. With our Certified Solutions Partner (CSP) program, you can take advantage of the lucrative EV charger station installations market and other efforts to reduce emissions. Our program provides a pipeline of approved clients who need your services.
To find out more about electrical contractor opportunities, contact Qmerit at (888) 272-0090 or email us at email@example.com.