Did you know that the world uses 320 billion kilowatt-hours of energy a day? It’s equal to about 22 bulbs burning nonstop for every individual on the Earth. However, experts believe that by 2050 we can reduce energy usage by 60%, all it takes is some simple energy conservation.
What Is Energy Conservation?
Energy conservation is when you make a conscious decision to use minimum energy. You might be wondering; can it be that easy? Yes, it can! In fact, it’s quite beneficial. When we consume less power, we reduce the number of toxic gas released by power plants, protect ecosystems and, conserve the earth’s natural resources. By taking steps to reduce our energy intake, we will contribute to a healthier and happier world.
Why is Energy Conservation Important?
The primary sources of energy are fossil fuels like oil, coal, and natural gas. However, fossil fuels are non-renewable resources that are found deep down within the Earth’s surface over the course of thousands of years. However, we are using them so fast that they will eventually become exhausted. Even burning coal leads to Co2 emissions that contribute to global warming that is linked to congenital disabilities, cancer, and other severe health-related conditions.
The benefit of Conserving Energy:
· Help the environment
· Prolonging the existence of fossil fuels
· Save money
How does Energy Conservation help the environment?
When we limit our energy usage, we lower the impact on the environment. In fact, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing our use of energy. This act of energy allows us to save coastal cities from disappearing underwater, reduce airborne allergens leading to a reduced risk of cardiovascular and respiratory issues, improve water quality, protect reefs, and improve air quality.
How will Conserving Energy prolong the existence of fossil fuels?
It is inevitable that we will run out of these fossil fuels even though we rely so strongly on them. The slower we burn through these non-renewable resources, the more time we must develop alternative energy solutions that is Eco friendly.
How will Energy Conservation allow you to save money?
As our supply of fossil fuels continues to minimize, they will become more expensive. The more we start relying on our renewable energy sources, the more we can delay the speed of fossil fuel prices.
A Few Steps to Conserve Energy at Home?
Energy conservation can stave off the day of reckoning, but we can’t save what you do not have. When it comes to energy conservation, start by setting a small goal of only running full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Whatever we decide, our efforts in conserving energy will positively on our environment and the world around us.