The temperature on Earth is rising

In recent centuries, many more greenhouse gases have been released into the air. They retain more heat from the sun, causing the temperature on Earth to rise. In the past 140 years, it has warmed by an average of 0.9 ° C worldwide. Of the last 16 years, 14 had been measured warmer than ever.

The rise in temperature has consequences for the climate: that changes and if we do nothing it will go faster and faster. Scientists think that we can probably control the consequences if we manage to limit the increase to 1.5 to 2 degrees. This is only possible if global CO2 emissions are drastically reduced by 2050. That will not happen by itself, which requires substantial measures, but if we don’t do it, the consequences will be incalculable. That is why agreements are being concluded worldwide to limit CO2 emissions.

Climate agreements

An important objective for the Netherlands is that the heating of buildings should be CO2 neutral by 2050. The Netherlands must therefore move away from natural gas and energy neutral heating.

EScom’s mission is to contribute to this and to make the energy transition feasible and affordable. We do this not only for ourselves, but precisely with a view to the liveability of our planet for the generations to come.