We know that the world’s climate is changing at an alarming rate, so it has never been more important for businesses to recognise the need to commit to renewable energy suppliers.
Use of green electricity suppliers is becoming increasingly popular among UK businesses but most business managers are unsure of how to find genuinely ethical, green energy suppliers.
Fortunately we can advise you on choosing and using green business energy and how it can also improve your overall financial performance in the process.
We will audit your business energy suppliers and see how we can implement green business energy in a way that best suits your business. We will also manage your accounts for you and as with our all our other services listed, it’s free.
Together we can ensure that your business is playing its part in reducing its carbon footprint by opting for renewable energy suppliers which will help to sustain the environment around us.
Energy from the hot core of the planet rises by continuous conduction to the surface. Where it breaks through as hot springs, geothermal energy has always been used for bathing, and to heat buildings since ancient Roman times.
Cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, about 10,715 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power is now harnessed worldwide.
Solar energy is the energy received by the earth from the sun. It is vital to support life on earth, it helps to grow our food, light our days, influence weather patterns, provide heat – and it can be used to generate solar electricity.
This energy is emitted from the sun in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible.
Solar energy is clean, reliable and an efficient way of providing green business energy.
Wave energy uses the rise and fall motion of waves to capture the energy transfers from the wind to the waves.
Although there have been attempts at using deep water wave power since the 1890s, the first experimental wave farm wasn’t opened until 2008. Due to the difficulties in finding a way to harness the power in hostile conditions, wave energy has lagged behind other renewable sources. Research is still continuing to find the best way to harness this clean, no waste energy solution.
This is electricity produced from generators driven by water turbines that convert the energy in falling or fast-flowing water to mechanical energy.
The moving water rotates turbines, which drive the generators, which convert the turbines’ mechanical energy into electricity. The advantages of hydroelectric power over other sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission are that water is continually renewable and produces no pollution.
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Green energy is electricity gained from renewable or clean resources. The sources are hydro energy, wind energy, solar energy, wave energy, geothermal energy and bio-fuels.
Green business energy works when energy from renewable or clean sources is supplied to the National Grid or mains supply, which can then be used to provide your business with green energy.
Using green business energy is a conscientious way of making a difference to the global climate issue.
Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the surface of the earth by the sun, which causes atmospheric convection – energy rising to the stratosphere which acts as a virtual ceiling and causes turbulence.
Humans harvested wind power to fill sails at least 5,500 years ago and windmills have been used for pumping and milling since the 7th century.
Wind turbines were patented in the late 1800s and by the early 1900s were often used for lighting buildings.
The modern wind power industry began in 1979 but early turbines were small with capacities of 20–30 kW. Now they are capable of delivering up to 7 MW.
Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) have been introduced by the Government to help increase the level of renewable energy in the UK towards our legally binding target of 15% of total energy from renewables by 2020 (up from under 2% in 2009) and became available in Great Britain on 1st April 2010.
Under this scheme energy suppliers have to (compulsory for the big six suppliers) make regular payments to businesses who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar electricity panels (PV) or wind turbines. Feed-in tariffs are designed so that the average monthly income from your installation will be significantly greater than your monthly loan repayment (with a 25 year loan).