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5 Financial Benefits of Going Green

Most people and companies have started to realize that they have a major role to play in protecting our environment. It’s not only we need a cleaner and safer environment but also there are numerous financial gains of adopting this kind of energy. Embracing green energy has led companies to become more profitable competitive and more efficient. Companies have realized both the short-term and long-term advantages of using green energy. The following are the financial benefits of adopting green energy:

  1. It Helps Reduce Energy Costs

Using green energy will help reduce the costs of water and energy. Changing to using the energy efficient and adjusting the lighting levels in accordance to the production, helps to minimize the long-term costs of electricity. Additionally, you can change how you package your products. This can greatly reduce the costs of production. Adopting the use of solar and wind energy will help cut down the costs of energy significantly. Recycling will help reduce the cost of production and supply. It will save you money in the long run.

  1. More Customers and Increased Sales

Adopting the use of green energy will help you attract new customers, thus you will make more sales and profits. Most People have become conscious about saving the environment. If they realize that you use green energy for production, this will encourage them to purchase products from you. More people are impressed by companies that are eco-friendly and socially responsible. You need to let the public know that you use green energy for production. This helps you make more sales, thus higher profits for your company.

  1. Saving on Production Costs

Printing documents costs a lot of money in ink and paper. It also causes a lot of damage to the environment.  Using digital forms to transmit information helps save the environment and your money. Using fossil energy is considered one of the most expensive means of production. Companies that have adopted the green energy as a means of production can attest that is cheaper, reliable and convenient. Even at home, using green energy is way cheaper than any other type of energy. This helps people and manufacturers to save a lot of money.

  1. Tax Incentives

The government proactively rewards manufacturers who use green energy in production. Most governments are keener in environmental conservation. The tax incentives do not just apply to manufacturers. You can benefit from the carpool tax deductions. The IRS, allows you to exclude up to $245 dollars per month in commuting costs from your taxable income. This tax break applies to carpool and other means of transport you use. For instance, if there are four people that you are carpooling with, each of them can claim their share up to the total amount of $245 dollars.

  1. Increased Employment Rates

Switching to the use of green and renewable energy helps create a lot of employment for the big part of the population and the communities around. It is predicted that switching to green energy will increase the employment rate from the current 9.2 million to more than 24 million by the year 2030. This will happen because this field is labor intensive and it requires more workforce as compared to using fossil fuels and current energy. In the United States, since 2009 the country has observed more employment rates as most people and manufacturers switch to using renewable energy. More people will become financially independent as more jobs arise.

We all need to work together so that we can fully exploit the benefits of using green energy. The benefits are numerous, from living in a cleaner and safer environment to financial gains.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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