How the Economy is Derailing Green Initiatives in Manufacturing

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In most cases, green initiatives cost more to implement than traditional methods of manufacturing. It’s one thing to make green decisions when you’re building from scratch, but most established businesses are holding off on new construction and expansion until it’s clear how the economic recovery is going to hold up. Converting power sources to alternatives such as solar panels costs hundreds of thousands of dollars — a huge outlay when companies are struggling to avoid layoffs. Are green initiatives doomed due to a bad economy?

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