I recently published an article entitled How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reductions. This article explores the disruptive technologies that are changing the way companies purchase power, or reduce their power consumption or both. With renewable energy, LED lighting, Cloud-based, Internet of Things energy management, and now batteries, the technologies are getting cheaper and the money that can be saved is signifiant.
These new technologies also reduce emissions as they reduce the amount of fossil fuel that needs to be burned to produce electricity. With new business and financing models, the customer may not have to put up any capital, but through a shared savings model, start making money the first or second month.
Thus, emissions go down, and the customer makes money from lower electricity prices or reduced electricity use. The company providing the power, LED lights, and energy management make money.
It is a win all the way around. The new technologies and financial models are bringing clean, cheap energy to corporate America.