Before we can answer that question we first need to look at what characterizes each power source. We need to look at the advantages and disadvantages of every power source and weight them against each other.
Let’s look at the traditional power generators. We’ll start off with
Coal – It’s an inexpensive resource to obtain and it’s very simple to return the investment made made for it.
However, it has a drastic impact on the environment. Coal-based power plants are a very large contributor to global warming and they require expensive anti-air-pollutions measures employed to reduce the negative effect they have on the environment. Continue reading
It’s a proven fact that you can’t make money without spending money. Still, it does in no way mean that you should be aimlessly throwing money in all directions; that’s just wasting money, not an investment. The end-goal is profit, not just income.
So how do you increase your profits without sabotaging your investments? You cut down on expense.
A simple way to reduce the costs of your company is putting your energy bill on a diet. Energy saving presents more advantages than just being environmentally friendly. Being mindful of your power consumption levels is also a very wise financial position and is one of the easiest ways to reduce expenses. Continue reading
Energy, like all resources, is limited and over-using a resource will lead to a steady and continuous increase in its value, and as such, its price. Cutting back on energy consumption can have the immediate, obvious benefits of reducing upkeep costs, but also a more long-term focused benefit of preventing an escalating price for energy. Even if a single company’s impact on the market may seem insignificant, a small decrease in the price of a resource can prove to be a significant investment in the long run.
Companies that take great care of their power consumption are also seen as being environmentally friendly. In a world where companies are usually seen by the public as a cold, distant colossus, an industrial machine, made out of rigid, iron cogs and sprockets, being seen as “green,” and wary of the environment can help close the gap between the company and the customers.
As far as internal conduct is concerned, having a strict policy of energy saving can instill a certain discipline in one’s employees. This can also have a negative side effect. Adding another strict policy in a company can alienate the employees and make them feel even more pressured. The presence of an automated system can help alleviate this disadvantage, and instead of an added burden the process of energy saving can be seen as one less chore, because there is a system that will take care of that for us.