Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Switching to Clean Energy

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The world has changed considerably in recent times, whether you are a consumer, solo entrepreneur or a business owner. While not all of the individual changes that have unfolded during this time have been favorable, the majority have improved the efficiency with which tasks are completed and the subsequent distribution of energy.

In terms of the latter, even the range of energy sources available has increased dramatically in the last decade. Clean energy, often referred to as renewable energy, provides a relevant case in point, as it allows business and homeowners to harness energy from sustainable and environmentally friendly sources.

The Three Major Benefits of Switching to Clean Energy Sources

With this in mind, what are the three most significant benefits of switching to a clean energy source? Consider the following:

● Reducing the Burden of Environmental Debt: While no existing power or energy source is completely free from risk, environmentalists consider clean energy to be the most compatible with sustainable living. This makes it an ideal candidate for reducing the carbon emissions from individual households and curbing the Omni-present threat of global warming, while allowing homeowners to contribute towards reducing the burden of environmental debt and fulfilling their sense of social responsibility.

● Reduce your Annual Energy Costs: While fulfilling a social obligation is noble, it means little if it does allow homeowners to remain solvent. It is therefore fortunate that clean energy is becoming increasingly cost effective, and there are two major reasons for this decreasing price point. The first is that clean energy is often garnered from free resources such as the sun or wind, while the second relates to a number of government initiatives that offer financial incentive for the use of clean energy.

● The Opportunity to Profit from Clean Energy: One such financial incentive introduced by the UK government allows homeowners to profit through the use of solar power over time. The FIT (feed-in tariffs) rewards homeowners financially for the clean, solar energy that they produce, regardless if it is used solely by themselves or within a wider community. So as installation and maintenance costs help homeowners to maximize their savings, there are further schemes that actively enable them to earn a sizable profit while helping to save the environment.

The Bottom Line for Homeowners

The case for making a switch to clean energy is becoming more compelling with every passing day, especially in the light of news that the major suppliers of non-renewable power in the UK are set to raise their prices significantly in the year ahead. In fact, traditional energy prices are expected to soar continually until at least 2020, at which point clean energy may have emerged as a more affordable and profitable option. Even if you have never considered switching to a clean and more sustainable energy source before, now is the ideal time to consider this option and research whether it is suitable for you and your family.

Article by Lewis Humphries, technology blogger for UKHost4u.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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