Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the New Year

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the New Year

With the start of the New Year, you might be looking into clean, renewable energy, and reducing your company’s carbon footprint. There have been some recent changes that we wanted to bring to your attention.

Congress recently announced their plans to extend federal solar and wind energy tax credits in an effort to generate 50% of our nation’s electricity from clean energy sources by the year 2030. By doing so, we can reduce our oil dependency, help combat climate change and increase national security. So what are you waiting for?  Now is the perfect time to take that step and invite clean energy into your business!

According to business groups and analysts, the extensions will support tens of billions of dollars in new investments as well as hundreds of thousands of new jobs throughout the United States. 2015 was a huge year for solar adoption in the United States, and with this push from Congress it’s exciting to see the continued growth in 2016.

Solar energy is becoming more of a standard features in both business environments and in residential thanks to the continued support of the green energy movement. The cost of solar energy have fallen more than 20% in the past year and nearly 80% over the past five years. Solar energy is a constant that we can rely on and never fear the roller coaster effect of pricing that we have grown accustomed to with the oil industry. The Wall Street Journal says it best in a recent article when they say, “solar energy is the future; you can’t stop it.”

In a past blog, we focused on how the falling oil prices can effect clean, renewable energy. Many people were worried the dropping oil prices would be a threat to the entire clean energy economy, however that is not the case. In reality, the lower oil prices have almost no impact on solar or wind energy. Nothing to worry about, just rejoice as you fill up your vehicle for a fraction of the cost!

Recycle_puzzleTo help you get the most of your clean energy investment, our local stock includes a complete offering of products designed to reduce energy consumption and save you money. We carry products ranging from efficient lighting, motors, controls, variable frequency drives, vehicle charging stations, solar, energy management systems, recycling, wind, green data centers and much more!

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You can learn more about our entire clean energy solutions HERE.  Interested in learning more or getting your business on the right track to reduce your carbon footprint in 2016? Give your account manager a call today or contact us HERE.

 

Sources: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/breaking-house-passes-1.1-trillion-spending-bill-with-renewable-energy-tax

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/12/wind-and-renewables-are-key-to-reducing-carbon.html

http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2016/01/04/solar-tax-credits-continue-long-live-solar/22469/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/solar-energy-is-the-future-you-cant-stop-it-1451858152