Everyone has heard of renewable energy and it yet not many people take notice of it. I appreciate the fact that it is an abstract concept and the components are pretty expensive but we need to start looking towards our natural energy resources as the world’s oil supply reduces.
It is a problem that future generations are going to experience and not so much us however it is very important to be aware of the facts, the damage we are causing is bringing the earths end date sooner and sooner. We are emitting so many greenhouse gases and this is because of two reasons, out personal wastage and energy overuse, and the recklessness of big business and corporations.
Because these companies make billions of pound profit each year they don’t think of the consequences of their actions. I believe focusing on big business is the key to spreading renewable energy and this article will highlight why as well as presenting other reasons too.
Sets an Example
Using renewable energy sets a standard for the rest of the world. We live in a situation where it is becoming progressively “cool” to innovate so why not do it for the benefit of our planet.
Big business is where people look towards, you see their enormous buildings in the city and think immediately about the amount of money they make. Why can we look to their offices and see ETFE panels, this is just one example of renewable energy and is very distinctive looking.
I mean this is just one small example but you get what I mean, all it takes is for one of the major corporations to take a step towards going green and I guarantee others will follow. The world is just one huge competition,
I think it’s time one of these companies ignored their bank balance. Thousands of offices all around the world have employ similar technology onto their buildings in an attempt to raise the profile of renewable energy and conservation.
People will listen to governments and big businesses, if the information is practically displayed to the world, it will be noted. Whatever people say, they listen to the government and if there was a purposeful national drive for change then I think it will have the desired positive effect on everyone.
A change of mindset is needed in order for this to be a success, we live in a world filled with competition and therefore fuelling the competition is certainly a positive strategy.
A Drop in the Ocean
To these companies the cost is merely a drop in the ocean and they should be encouraged to invest. If there was a new policy that forced every company to reduce their carbon footprint by 5% over 2 years, they will have to do it. Companies need to do their research and stop being so wasteful, they need to respect the planet that has allowed them to make the millions of pound profit they count up each year.
Andrew is an author with a love for the environment. He graduated from a London university with a degree in geography and this fuelled his care for the planet.
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