Renewable energy is the energy harnessed from natural sources like wind, air, geothermal heat, and sunlight which are naturally constantly replenished. It is often referred to as “clean energy” as it does not create any carbon emissions or pollutants during the generation of energy.
Using renewable energy reduces the impact on the environment and brings social and health benefits, reduces fuel poverty, and can help boost the economy by creating thousands of jobs in the sector.
The market is changing with falling prices and increased demand for cleaner energy sources. There are many installations available now at reasonable prices which can help your business become energy independent or reduce your energy waste related carbon emissions drastically.
Whether you consider having solar power, wind power or whether you choose to have an ethical renewable tariff supply, these are all steps towards becoming an energy efficient and an ethical sustainable business.
A good source for learning more on the subject is National Geographic: renewable energy explained.
If you’re an small or medium enterprise based in County Durham and considering a renewable installation for your business and need some support, you can contact the Business Energy Efficiency Project for advice.