It can be daunting to think how big a task sits ahead of us in making our energy system truly sustainable.
It’s only in the rear-view mirror that we see how far we’ve truly come, and the last decade has seen huge progress.
What do I see as some of the biggest breakthroughs of the last ten years?
An energy revolution is underway. Small businesses are now taking control of their energy costs by producing energy on their own. There’s no need to play second fiddle to big energy companies and be completely tied to a growing monthly bill.
This energy revolution isn’t just about solar – businesses are also taking advantage of geothermal, biomass, hydro, wind, or waste to energy.
The energy industry is changing rapidly, opening up new opportunities for innovative small businesses.
Businesses that have previously only been passive consumers of energy can become prosumers – (generating some energy needs on their own - Megawatts). But many cost effective opportunities in clean energy come from first reducing energy consumption (Negawatts).
Which should you pursue first? Is one preferable to the other?
For many years, large companies have ruled the roost in the energy industry. High costs have made it difficult for small “mum and pop” businesses to get a foot in the door. Most small businesses have had no choice but to sit back as passive consumers of energy.
Welcome to the first installment of the Energy Revolution blog. Here you will find unique insights on the clean energy sector, and we’ll share what we’re doing to help your business take advantage of the myriad opportunities.
Energy is essential for the prosperous times of global civilization in which we are privileged to live. However, we live in a time of climate change, and autocratic regimes control much of the world’s oil. We need to rethink our approach to energy and find innovative new ways of doing business.
Clean energy provides the answer to many of our energy problems. So what are the signs that its time has come?