Overview of the Energy & Environmental Services Industries
Conserving energy and being environmentally-friendly is something that most people are conscious of but to varying degrees. Companies who provide a service supplying energy to its customers or companies or businesses that are eco-conscious and provide solutions to reduce the effect that today’s modern world has on our planet. The fact that the generation of electricity is responsible for approximately 40% of all CO2 emissions in America is a frightening statistic. Companies have realised that they have to be responsible and take action now to reduce the level of gases they release into the atmosphere; maybe it is a little too late, who knows?
It is possible to call out energy companies to check and monitor levels of energy output within your home or your business. These will come under the heading of air quality services. Look them up under a Business directory online. They will also do a standard routine safety check looking at potential hazards, or if there is something you are worried about such as paint on walls containing lead or traces of asbestos, they have professionally trained specialists who can carry out checks and determine whether it is harmless or not. They are able to test for E-Coli and other harmful bacteria, can check if there is Radon gas escaping or whether formaldehyde is present in the structures of the house.
Energy Services firms are companies who supply households and businesses with energy or fossil fuels such as gas, electricity, oil, coal and carbon. When we flick a switch to light up a room or turn up the thermostat because the room has got chilly; it is all too easy to forget how essential energy is. It is not exhaustless, and it’s important to realise that there is not a limitless supply, there is only what is left on our earth, and when that is used up, there is no more. That’s why in recent years, scientists explored the possibility and made a reality of harnessing the sun’s power to create usable energy.
By fitting solar panels to south-facing roofs, thousands of homes across the UK have been able to save money on their fuel bills by heating water from the sun’s energy. Wind turbines can be seen clearly along the coast lines of many countries, ugly though they may appear, they are an efficient way of using the wind’s power to create energy and thus reducing our need to rely upon fossil fuels.
Companies, who act to reduce waste by transforming it into a much-needed resource, fall under the category of Environmental Services. Since the ESA (Environmental Services Association) was formed, it has generated a turnover of 11 billion and handles in excess of 26 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. By accessing their services via an online business directory, you can find their website or relevant companies who can show locations of where and what to recycle, local landfill sites, opening times etc. as well as giving detailed information about how each and every one of us can ‘do their bit’ to reduce their carbon footprint.
It is obviously forbidden to dump toxic or hazardous waste just anywhere because of the huge potential risks to public health and the effect it will cause to the environment. Even the common battery can no longer be thrown out with the garbage. They have to be disposed of correctly by taking them to a battery recycling bin. Obviously, it is not just about dumping hazardous waste correctly and following strict procedures, it is also vital that they are stored correctly from the onset. There can be a risk of combustion or leaking corrosive substances as well as some that emit toxic gases.
The UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme have ascertained that in excess of 400 million tonnes of hazardous waste is produced each year. By contacting the firms which provide Hazardous Materials and Waste business services, they can advise how to keep safe at work when working with toxic and hazardous materials. In addition, this specialist provider can advise you how to store waste and where to dispose of waste materials.
By contacting a Waste Management Service, they will have details of which company is best served to be able to dispose of your individual waste items such as old refrigerators, ovens, freezers as well as recyclable items and they also offer a service whereupon they deliver skips and containers which you can fill with unwanted items and garden and household waste, which they will then pick up when full.
In an age where things are made cheaply and not built to last, we are in danger of becoming a ‘throw-away’ society; so it’s refreshing to see that ‘vintage’ clothing and charity shops and warehouses are becoming more ‘en-vogue’ as this help to alleviate the problem of over-flowing landfill sites which have to be sifted through by workers who salvage recyclable items. If we took more unwanted goods to charity shops rather than dumping them, it would help the environment and numerous charities at the same time.