Big business corporations have throughout time pushed many new forms of technology onto the forefront. However a new trend needs to begin, and it will help if we have the help of the most powerful members of society. This leads to a new upcoming trend. This is with big business campaign for green energy the cause will be pushed further into the public eye at a much faster pace.
Green energy was a topic that for a long time had been widely overlooked. To many people it was there, but not something that raised an eyebrow. This got the researchers minds going, and what they concluded is maybe big business could start a trend to get people interested in what was supposed to be new and exciting. Thus 2015, March third to be exact, “Apple invests 850 million into solar energy.” (Scarlett, par. 1) this was the start of a ripple effect of investment into green energy, just by one business taking a step in the right direction. A little while before this trend began to move more into the public eye, it began with a scholarly article that was published based on this topic. What had been in this article raised my awareness heavily, while it wasn’t the typical dry cut article about solar energy or wind farms it was about a multimillion dollar corporation in India that had been investing heavily without the public eye knowing much of anything about it. Acts like this are the ones that set companies away from ones that just suck up all the energy, and pollute the world around them.
Why big business though? The answer is more simple than early math. The corporations use up the most energy out of all others by a long shot. However that being the truth it’s not simple for them totally buy into green energy. While many think that these companies have the money to do so the fact of the matter is that some eight hundred fifty million is not cheap, and is not something that all the companies have to spare. With Apple making the move though there was more businesses to follow in their footsteps companies like Google, Walmart, and Starbucks were to follow shortly after taking what is coined the RE100 pledge, this means that the companies pledge to have 100% green energy running their businesses within a set time constraint.
Investments show returns that are more eye raising than originally thought. See while companies were investing astronomical amounts of their cold hard cash they were weary of what it might bring back. “Research shows that the most ambitious companies have seen a 27 percent return on their low carbon investments,” (Kenber, par. 3) this is huge especially to edge companies to move forward with the deal. Most investments see close to a 15 percent return, when companies are looking for the golden number which is 30 percent. Therefore meeting the 27 percent mark is huge because they promised a return that can match a decent amount of what they put in, the number however may grow or shrink, with the market the way it is there is no way to truly tell what will happen. The climate week article brings up an amazing point in stating, “Part of the goal of the RE100 initiative, though, is not just to change behavior for the companies involved, but also to draw attention to companies that are committed to renewable energy.” (Kenber, par. 6) The point that was being stressed was right in the article. It was to state that the companies were not doing it for themselves they were doing it to draw attention to renewable energy, and with 36 large corporations on board already the sky does not seem to be the limit for the RE100 program moving forward.
Now what does this mean for the country one may ask, the answer is simple, the richest one percent control most of everything for the country, and even on a global stand point. This however is not meant to be biased in any way shape or form, it is simply meant to bring it out to the public eye that it absolutely one hundred percent does not have to be this way at all. What if the other ninety nine percent of this country, or even the world took a turn and put their little bit towards green energy. It is seen everywhere most recently too. The middle class working families are starting to have little windmills, and solar panels on their houses, even switching to the all go green program that national grid puts out there. Those little steps will move the average upper lower and middle class people into the right direction, one that will make this earth a better place in more ways than just throwing their cardboards and plastics into a recycle bin.
Therefore the trend of big business getting the word out there about green energy seems to be a research backed and prominent one. The feeling that over 36 corporations with stores, and locations worldwide campaigning for green energy is one that keeps the mind at ease. Seeing that one day, earth might be running on globally sustainable energy.
Kenber, Mark. “9 Massive US Companies Pledge To Go 100% Renewable.” ThinkProgress RSS. Climate Weekly, 23 Sept. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015. <http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/23/3704565/more-big-businesses-pledge-100-percent-renewable/>.
Lynn, Scarllett. “Big Business Invests Big in Green Energy. When Will the Government?” The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.
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