When fossil fuels are burned in power plants to produce electricity, greenhouse gas emissions are also produced. By making a commitment to reducing our energy consumption, power plants need to produce less electricity, thus reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned every day.See More
Energy-efficient homes and businesses bring us closer to a greener and healthier planet.
After knowing all of this, the frequent question that comes to our mind is how they can contribute to saving energy and our environment.
How can we all bring about a change?
Switch off those extra lights, when not in use
In your homes and offices turn off lights when they are not needed as 90% of the energy they use is given off as heat, and only about 10% results in light.
Use energy-efficient electric appliances
Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25-80 percent less electricity and last 3 to 25 times longer than a traditional bulb.
Unplug unused Appliances
Plugged-in appliances like T.V and computers quietly drain electricity even when turned off. This unused electricity accounts for 5 to 10 percent of residential energy usage.
Use Solar-powered devices
The National Institute of Solar Energy has assessed India's solar potential of about 748 Gigawatts, and if we harness it effectively, we can meet much of the country's power requirements.