DESPITE the technology being around for a while now already, it seems as if industries and private consumers are coming to terms with the benefits of “renewable energy” or “environmentally friendly” alternatives.
In Europe, there is a growth of companies releasing electric cars with charging stations dotted all around urban centres as a result. There are a myriad blogs dedicated to eco-living and ‘going organic’. All of these changes are supporting conscious consumerism. Without sounding like a “green wash”, many people in the UK understand nowadays that it is essential to think long term about what we leave for future generations or at least have some awareness concerning the environment and the negative repercussions human impact can have.
Other advantages of sustainable thinking
When deciding to leave New Zealand for the United Kingdom, it is essential to not only have in the back of your mind, how much high housing costs can be but also how to keep energy costs low. As green alternatives are slowly becoming commercialised and more affordable, it can be profitable for consumers to change their buying habits and choose eco-friendly products. This can include the energy management of homes. The use of solar panels is on the rise with companies like Trina providing their customers with high-quality photovoltaic cells which, of course, are also able to save some energy for rainy days.
Another big advantage of using solar power in the United Kingdom is that it is not only appreciated but also funded by the government. Even larger institutions such as Cambridge University are now prepared for some environmentally compatible alternatives and are going to install some solar panels on the rooftops of their buildings.