Guide

Generate your own renewable energy

Introduction

Generating and using renewable energy is one way that businesses can potentially save money and reduce their contribution to climate change from greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

The rising cost of fossil fuels and the financial incentives offered by the government are making it increasingly cost-effective for businesses to generate and use renewable energy.

Examples of renewable energy sources include wind, moving water, the sun and geothermal heat from the ground. Renewable energy can also be produced from plant sources such as wood, or crops grown as a fuel.

This guide looks at the benefits and disadvantages of using renewable energy and generating it on a small scale. It provides information on your business' renewable energy options to enable you to make informed choices.