Managing Your Business’s Energy through Alternative Renewable Approaches

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Not only does the use of fossil fuels to power your business dirty the air, but it also pollutes water, soil and food sources for animals.

Energy management is now one of the most important elements that business need to factor into their future sustainability. It’s a term that encompasses a variety of meanings, but when it comes to companies and worldwide industries, there is only one term that generates attention: how to save money through saving energy.

Saving energy is an important factor in any organisation, and it’s become even more necessary in the worldwide fight against global warming. The need for energy continues to fluxuate prices and emission targets, and in some countries even legislation.

Businesses have had to re-evaluate their position with energy companies in order to broker the best deals, and many spend millions on research into alternative sources of energy to power their offices and buildings.

 

The Environmental Benefits of Renewable Approaches

Not only does the use of fossil fuels to power your business dirty the air, but it also pollutes water, soil and food sources for animals. It also creates toxic waste in the surrounding area, destroying landscapes and agricultural development. Nuclear fuels are even worse, can regularly pose a serious health risk to anyone in the vicinity of the power plant.

Renewable energy however provides a number of environmental benefits, and while side-stepping the impacts that burning fossil fuels cause, it also encourages the younger population to become educated in global sustainability.

Let’s take biomass plants for example. They may produce some emissions, but the fuel created can be consumed at sustainable rates.

Wind farms are another impressive environmental benefit of energy management. Although they have been known to harm birds and even change landscapes, these impacts are much smaller than the environmental damaged caused by nuclear and fossil fuels.

 

Finite Resources and Their Impact on the Environment

Clean air is essential to good health, however the burning of fossil fuels pollutes the air we breathe at an alarming rate. Not only are fossil fuels the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, but they also contribute to over three quarters of all methane and carbon emissions.

Combustion is the primary method from which electricity is produced, however it also contributes to high levels of waste and pollutants in the air and water.

As the atmosphere already absorbs dangerous amounts of natural greenhouse gasses, governments are struggling to implement regulation that reduces the amount of energy wasted by big corporations. Furthermore, due to annual increases in greenhouse gasses, our atmosphere now traps up to 25 per cent of harmful radiation from the sun.

The increased burning of fossil fuels has also caused ice caps to melt, meaning a rise in sea level. As the effects of global warming are increased by companies burning fossil fuels, this in turn heats the atmosphere reducing entire icebergs into water. Not only does this impact animal ecosystems, but it also affects human settlements that have made the ice their home.

Global warming can also cause severe weather changes, and from flooding to wildfires, many countries all over the world have started to see the impact burning fossil fuels has on the environment.

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