Switching from Brown to 100% renewable energy can make a great difference in your carbon footprint. Reducing your business’s carbon footprint is something every business will need to do to support the UK’s journey to net zero, which our customers are actively doing. In 2021 81% of new electricity contracts signed by our Energy Management company Utility Team were for renewable energy. Our target is to move this number closer to 100% in 2022.
Before you switch to renewable energy, you will want to know the key benefits; we have summarised them below…
Reduce your businesses carbon footprint: If you are currently on a brown energy contract, switching to a 100% renewable contract is a great first step towards becoming net zero. Depending upon the make up of your carbon footprint, this simple switch could significantly lower it as using renewable energy produces substantially fewer greenhouse gases than energy generated by fossil fuels.
Diversifying energy supply and reducing dependence on fossil fuels: By diversifying your energy supply, you are less reliant on a single finite resource, coal for example. This can have various benefits such as protecting you from supply disruptions and can also help to reduce exposure to wholesale market spikes which can impact your business.
Creates economic development and jobs: The drive to create more renewable energy means that jobs are being created and driving growth in a new area for the economy. This is a global trend, with the wind farm industry creating over 100,000 jobs and the solar industry employing over 260,000 in the United States of America alone.
The UK Government launched ‘Green Jobs Taskforce’ on 12th November 2020 to support the creation of 2 million skilled jobs to build back greener and reach net zero emissions by 2050. The government has put £3 billion of green investment, which could lead to an estimated 140,000 jobs.
Demonstrating to your customers that you are doing your bit: Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their buying power and are using sustainability as a critical factor in this. Switching to 100% renewable energy can be a great marketing piece for your business as you showcase your efforts to reduce your impact on the planet.
Helps reduce air pollution: Energy generated from fossil fuels leads to pollutants being released into the air, leading to a lower quality of air. Using most renewable energy does not burn its materials as it comes from things such as the sun and wind, which means less carbon dioxide is emitted into the air. Biomass is also considered renewable as trees can be replanted once they have been burnt as fuel, but whether biomass should be classed as renewable energy is disputed argument among the energy industry.
It is an infinite resource: The good thing about renewables is that they come from natural sources that will never run out, like the sun, wind and tides and are constantly replenished. By generating electricity from these clean energy sources, we can help the world transition away from brown energy as we continue the world’s journey to net zero.
Is switching to renewable energy easy?
Switching to renewable energy has never been easier; more and more suppliers are now focusing on supplying their customers with 100% renewable energy, ensuring your organisation is on the best contract is important when looking into your business energy goals, this is something eEnergy can support with.
How can eEnergy help?
At eEnergy PLC, we are able to offer an array of services to support your businesses energy goals. Your business should be focusing on how they can bring down their carbon footprint, and something we can support with is switching you to 100% renewable energy.
As energy experts, we can ensure your energy contract suits your business needs, whether this be sourcing renewable energy through a Corporate PPA, REGO Backed supply contract or through on-site generation, we will ensure all your business energy goals are achievable.
We will listen to what your business wants and make a plan together as to how we can make this possible through our expertise. To find out how we can support your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can begin your journey to renewable energy today. Please email us at email@example.com