Green energy is a solution to greater sustainability in our power grid.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency , green energy provides the highest environmental benefit and includes power produced by solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, low-impact hydroelectric, and certain eligible biomass sources.
These renewable energy sources enter the power grid and are indistinguishable from conventional energy sources when you flip a light switch or charge your phone. Although renewable energy encompasses the same sources as green energy, this energy more broadly includes technologies and products which can have a considerable impact on both the local and global environment.
Essentially, when you buy green power, you’re also supporting various renewable energy projects and the investment in technologies that help them grow.
Experts in this area say that green energy is important because burning conventional sources of energy fuels global warming. Coal and oil pour toxic gases into the environment, impacting general health, and causing respiratory issues, and reducing live expectancies.
In fact, by simply extracting oil and coal can destroy areas environments, economies, and livelihoods in the form of devastating oil spills. Green energy help us mitigate and sidestep at least some of these issues, and the quicker we move to renewable energy sources the better.
Green energy practices also benefit businesses because of marketing opportunities, reduction of emissions and lower energy costs.
Additionally, using renewable green energy means your business is not reliant on purchasing power from the Big Six. Generating your own energy allows you to control your own energy prices, meaning you are not at the mercy of price rises by your electricity provider.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers a 5-day Green Energy Mini MBA program where participants learn about the different types of green energy, how they are impacting societies currently and the impact they will likely have in the future.
An important part of our Green Energy Mini MBA involves an in-depth look at the economics of green energy including how corporations can benefit as well as make green energy transformations.
Tonex also offers several more Mini-MBA programs:
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