As a planet, it is estimated that in the next 20 years we will reach our capacity when it comes to our global consumption of oil. However, demand continually appears to rise as the global production of oil decreases. In light of this, the construction industry still requires most of its energy sources from oil-based fuels.
Throughout the Western world, the construction sector is reliant upon cheap crude oils that they can use within processes that help to build in the machines that they use. Surprisingly, within the UK, 50 percent of all carbon emissions produced by machinery and production are accounted for by the construction industry.