Switching to renewable energy can be a game-changer for businesses. Not only can it save money and help businesses to meet ambitious sustainability targets, but it can also transform their corporate image. By committing to green business energy, your company can become known as an industry leader for environmental responsibility.
There’s also the risk that by sticking to fossil fuels, you could get left behind. Recent research has found that around a third of businesses in the UK are generating their own energy. The retail sector is leading the way, with almost 40 per cent of firms investing in green power production.
There are two key ways to implement renewable energy in your company. The first is to switch to a supplier offering a green tariff. This is where 100 per cent (or a significant proportion) of the energy supplied comes from renewable sources. Many of the major suppliers offer such a tariff, or you may prefer to choose a specialist in renewable energy.
The other option is to generate green energy yourself. This requires a significant investment in infrastructure and equipment, but it can pay for itself over time. You’ll also have the chance to make huge savings on your business energy bills. Some companies are even able to generate revenue through selling excess energy back to the grid.
With the ability to tap into your own power source, you’ll have more freedom and more control. Even if the energy market experiences periods of unpredictability, you’ll have valuable price protection – because you aren’t so reliant on energy suppliers.