Your Business and Renewable Energy

Monday 07 March 2016

Is your business assessing its energy supply?

Switching to renewable energy sources has numerous benefits for a business and with a collective effort, we can make positive changes to the national economy and the global environment!

The Business and the Renewables Revolution report collects the findings of other recent studies into the energy usage of businesses in the private sector. The report finds that moving to low-carbon electricity is “essential” for private companies. So why is this? As well as playing a big part in reducing your business’s carbon footprint, the report lists three main benefits of switching to renewable energy.

Build Investor Confidence

After the recent coalition of investors (worth £353 billion!), there is a big focus on encouraging businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. This could be especially attractive to investors in your business.

Start an Energy Saving Programme

Companies can save as much as 10% on their energy bills by investing between 1% and 2% of their energy expenditure on an employee engagement campaign. By switching to renewable energy, this can act as a platform for changing attitudes in the workplace. Here’s more on communicating with your employees.

Attract Customers

A report from the Carbon Trust has found that almost 80% of customers are more likely to buy from a consumer brand that takes a positive approach to sustainability. What’s more, two thirds of people would recommend a brand because it invested in renewable energy.

For more on how your business can benefit from switching to renewable energy sources, read the Business and the Renewables Revolution Report here.

At the Energy Zoo we work with our sister company, Effective Energy, to provide energy reduction and saving methods for our customers, aiming to lower their carbon footprint and reduce their consumption. Get in touch to see how we can help your business work towards more sustainable energy technology.