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Climate Emergency Declaration

Are we, as the IET, declaring a climate emergency? 

It's really that simple a topic, should we be adding our professional voice to the growing number of countries and organisations declaring such an event, to bring better awareness of the threat of the climate crisis and to encourage more discussion in addressing it! 

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  • I would support the IET declaring a climate emergency, and I suspect that the majority of the membership would also support such a declaration. We should be supporting best practice in electrical installation to reduce losses. Consider also not just the environment but also the recent increases in electricity prices. In more and more cases it will be worth increasing cable sizes in order to reduce losses. 

    In industrial control gear a lot of energy is wasted in running incandescent pilot lamps and in power wasting contactor coils. There is often a view that in the case of plant using hundreds of kilowatts, that a few watts wasted does not matter. This in my view is incorrect, if replacing incandescent pilot lamps with LEDs costs £100 and saves £33 a year, then it should be done. The fact that the percentage savings are say 0,001% is irrelevant.

    And what happened to economy circuits for contactor coils ?

    However as some of the above posts show, such views are not universal.

  • The IET is the institute of engeering and technology. Nothing to do with the catastrophic doom that is alleged.

    I like there independence.

    What is it broardgauge that is alarming you?

  • I agree.

    The law of supply and demand may be cutting in. If energy becomes more expensive, then it becomes cost-effective to reduce consumption. Eventually a new equilibrium will be reached.

    Then of course, well beyond my demise, there will be no fossil fuels so a new climate equilibrium will be reached.

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  • I agree.

    The law of supply and demand may be cutting in. If energy becomes more expensive, then it becomes cost-effective to reduce consumption. Eventually a new equilibrium will be reached.

    Then of course, well beyond my demise, there will be no fossil fuels so a new climate equilibrium will be reached.

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