Driven both by the need to cut down on their energy bills, and by their concern for the environment, about 50% of the world's major companies are seriously considering investing significant amounts of money in setting up renewable energy sources for themselves.
For the time being it seems that, out of a total of 100 companies interviewed with respect to this topic, 60% already rely on various forms of electricity coming from renewable sources, and 46% plan on distancing themselves even more from national grids throughout the course of the following five years.
Interestingly enough, not only do these corporations intend to switch to renewable energy sources as quickly and as swiftly as possible.
On the contrary, serious thought is also given to coming up with energy management plans, meaning that the issue of using energy in a responsible and efficient manner is also at the top of their list.
Thus, such green corporations are to also invest in designing and implementing energy demand management systems.
Moreover, it is refreshing to hear that due consideration is given to the idea of having highly efficient lighting systems for their headquarters and factories, and to the possibility of increasing the levels of automation.
According to environmentalleader.com
, energy consumption in the case of these corporations is to be cut down by approximately 25% during the following couple of years. As well as this, it seems that corporations from China, US, Germany, India and Italy are the ones which show the most concern for optimizing their energy requirements.
In spite of the fact that money is most likely the major drive behind these corporations' decision to start using energy in a more responsible manner, it is our belief that, at least in this case, the environment will be more than glad to find itself a “collateral victim”.