Businesses looking to make a change in how they operate this year or next may well want to look
into renewable energy sources, as there are lots to choose from and each could help companies
benefit in a variety of ways – as well as serving to better protect the environment at the same time.
There are a wide variety of technologies available – typically used to generate heat or electricity – to
help businesses be greener and save money into the bargain. The main sources are heat from water
sources, air or the earth, waste, hydro and wind power, energy derived from sunlight and plants
grown specifically to provide fuel.
When it comes to conducting research into the different types of renewable resources and deciding
which one is right for your business, you are sure to find that there are many good reasons for
turning to this type of power. You will be able to make use of lots of local resources, while driving
down your dependence on non-renewable energy and helping to save your company money. What’s
more, you will also be able to help reduce your carbon footprint by cutting your production of
carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which trap the sun’s heat and warm the earth up which
can lead to global warming.
Your carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere as a result of the fuel and
electricity you use, taking into account how much energy is used to heat your home or business, the
transport you use each day, your appliances and electronics, and how often you fly.