Sustainability concerns a priority for some businesses

President Barack Obama recently addressed climate change as one of his top priorities for his second term in office, leading many in the business world to wonder what requirements they will need to fall in line with or which benefits they may receive for launching a companywide green energy plan or investing in renewable energy technologies. 

There are currently plenty of organizations, businesses and lobbying groups pressing for new environmental legislation that could drastically change how firms conduct their daily operations and make investments. However, there are also groups pushing back against any mandates, claiming this would only hurt businesses already struggling to survive in a harsh economic climate. 

Even though many groups are urging Washington to take it slow, the renewables movement is fully under way and gaining ground by the day. More green energy firms are developing affordable and efficient sustainable energy options for companies, such as solar panels, geothermal energy options and wind turbines. As an increasing number of firms attempt to come up with green ideas that will catch on with commercial enterprises, more options are readily available for business owners. 

Funding green energy projects 
While they're slowly becoming more common, wind power, geothermal energy and solar energy installation aren't always the most affordable options for entrepreneurs. If you've looked into sustainable energy for your company, you probably know such projects require a little investment, and not all companies have the funds available for such projects. 

However, there is a solution - business financing. Entrepreneurs willing to obtain a loan from a small or mid-sized bank can find using loans to increase the amount of sustainable energy technology they use to be a great investment over the long run. Companies that take advantage of the latest green technology can find these initiatives save them plenty in utility and energy expenses down the line. 

As discussion about green energy and climate change heats up in Washington, business owners may become increasingly concerned about the viability of their current company practices and lack of sustainable technology. If you're looking to ease your worries, save money over the long term and make a lasting investment, consider looking to your local bank for help obtaining project financing. Your small or mid-sized bank can not only help you get the lending you seek, but also help address small business banking concerns or problems your company may have and help find a way to eliminate those problems. 

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