Renewable electricity is not just a fashion trend it’s here to stay. Business are encouraged to go green by government.
Governments across the world have been urging businesses to lead the way in the green revolution, so far the larger companies particularly ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury etc., have been slightly more proactive in this step than smaller business this is because it is perceived that ‘going green’ means costing money. Experts are starting to show this is not true and that is can actually be cost effective to go green.
Dr Martin Gibson, director of Envirowise states that companies “who take action for the first time can identify savings of up to £250 per employee in office-based companies – or as much as £1,000 per employee for manufacturers.”(BBC, 2007). This makes renewable energy and green electricity an affordable and cost effective way to run a business.
There are a few energy companies that offer green electricity scottishpower.co.uk being one; however Scottish Southern Electric offering a fix rate tariff on green electricity. In the current market conditions this is another great example of how a business can cost effectively stay green, by using green electricity.