I’ve read dozens of articles regarding energy management and manufacturing, many of them focus on the dark-side of energy. “The sky is falling,” or as the columnists put it “the sky is turning gray and is diminishing because of your carbon emissions;” and in the same articles, “energy utility costs are volatile and rising, and are going to put you out of business.”
I’m not writing today to discuss the validity of climate change or rising energy cost, or to put you into a panic regarding your energy management program or lack thereof. But just so it’s out on the table: Greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability and rising energy costs are key topics for manufacturing. There; said it; done.