The energy sector is one of the most important things that can be considered when looking at an individual countries priorities. Many countries across the world have to pay large rates for their energy to be supplied from another country e.g through gas pipelines or alternatively through renewable energy. In recent years there has been a surge in demand for renewable energy in the UK. Lets explore how important it is and what benefits it can bring overall.
Power And Supply
One of the most fundamental parts of any functioning country is its energy supply. Energy is crucial in order to maintain functions of vital medical equipment , computers , manufacturing and much much more. Therefore it is important that a country has a strong and robust set of infrastructure in place that is ready and able to cope with high demand.
Thankfully , in the UK we have one of the best energy networks in Europe. This is partly thanks to the vast energy networks that have been setup in the UK such as the national power grid. One of the newest and latest forms of renewable technology which has been playing a big role in the UK energy supply is wind farms. Wind farms can generate large amounts of energy and are low maintenance compared to other energy sources.
As well as wind farms , there are newer forms of renewable technology taking centre stage such as tidal energy turbines. These turbines are driven by the power of the tides and can produce large amounts of power. Much of this technology is still in development. However due to the geography of the UK , it would make an excellent location for tidal energy to be further developed and implemented.
Investment And Contracts
One of the most important reasons why the energy sector is so important for individual countries is investment and contracts. Large investments and contracts can go a long way to ensuring that a government or firm can generate profits from a long term contract.
Thanks to the UK’s thriving energy sector , there are often other European countries approaching us for expertise within the energy sector or alternatively to purchase new technology which can help to improve and speed up their own energy sector. Often these contacts can run into tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of pounds.
One of the reasons why the UK has become a popular destination for investment in energy resources is thanks to our innovative energy sector. A large proportion of renewable technology has been built and developed in the UK.
Furthermore , large percentages of the UK population have considered or tried using a form of renewable energy such as solar panels or a heat pump for their home in order to reduce emissions and increase overall energy efficiency.
Overall to conclude it is clear that the UK has some of the best energy resources available. As a result the government are likely to continue to capitalise on these assets in order to generate more income as well as better developing the energy sector to provide a greener and more efficient energy network in the UK overall.