Recently, the world has been buzzing with the news of the report issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In case you missed it, in brief, the report states that the world has until 2030 to make dramatic changes to the way we interact with the environment.
The report is based on predictions from scientists who have evaluated greenhouse gas emissions and determined that the planet is 2/3 of the way to a temperature increase of 1.5 Celsius since pre-industrial records. That increase signifies an amount that would dramatically increase the frequency and devastation of droughts, severe storms and wildfires.
The IPCC does have a solution in mind, but it’s one that might seem sobering to some: a historically unprecedented global change to energy and transportation.
The United States is the world’s second largest source of carbon emissions, coming in second only to China. This means that a significant amount of the burden for necessary changes will fall to the United States.
Carbon emissions come from burning fossil fuels. In the U.S., the biggest use of fossil fuels (and thus the biggest generator of greenhouse gases) are transportation, electricity and heat. Historically, electricity has been the largest piece of that pie, but just last year transportation edged ahead.
With unprecedented change being called for, it can be easy to feel helpless or wonder if anything can even reasonably be done in just 12 years. The good news? This is where WigL comes in.
Those three major problem categories (transportation, electricity, heat) are all areas that WigL wireless power broadcasting technology is uniquely positioned to impact. One major area where technology has already made strides towards reducing carbon emissions is through the development of electric cars, a technology that WigL could dramatically streamline through broadcasting power directly to vehicles.
But the transportation solutions go beyond that. Public transit is much kinder to the environment than the two cars per household American norm. WigL power could be a part of expanding fully electric subway systems that reduce the carbon footprint of commuter traffic.
Heat is another area where WigL could play a vital role. Throughout the colder winter months, WigL could safely power radiators and furnaces. Even apart from homes and other buildings, WigL power could be broadcast to remote facilities that usually run on fuel-heavy generators.
Of course, WigL’s power broadcasting method is only a piece of the puzzle. Truly reducing carbon emissions means making sure that the source of the electricity that is being broadcast out is renewable and clean.
That means partnering with technologies like solar and wind power. However, WigL could be an incredible important part of facilitating the transition to powering the world without overheating it.
Find out more about WigL’s unique, patented, game-changing power technology by contacting us today!