Our Carbon Footprint and the impact we have on our planet are of the utmost importance. However very few of us are in a fortunate enough position to place the long-term future of the planet above our own short-term needs when it comes to cost. Therefore renewable energy and in particular energy efficiency has to be competitive. Fortunately, in many circumstances, this is the case. When the savings are greater than the cost of the finance, the argument for improvements or new technologies is hard to ignore.
Therefore energy and finance go hand in hand. There are several options with the landscape constantly changing due to incentives and energy grants.