Energy Conservation Essay

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Energy Conservation

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Energy conservation is so important. Why you ask? Because of the limited amount of nonrenewable energy sources on Earth, it is important to conserve our current supply or to use renewable sources so that our natural resources will be available for future generations. Energy conservation is also important because consumption of nonrenewable sources impacts the environment. Specifically, our use of fossil fuels contributes to air and water pollution. For example, carbon dioxide is produced when oil, coal, and gas combust in power stations, heating systems, and car engines. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere acts as a transparent blanket that contributes to the global
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It has been shown that natural day lighting increases productivity levels of workers, while reducing energy consumption.
Positive impacts of energy conservation can be extremely rewarding for the future. By utilizing our renewable energies and reducing the amount of non-renewable energy being used we can save the future of energy. The economy can be renewed by the lower cost of energy. Renewable energy can also create more jobs. By using wind turbines to produce electricity it creates a great use of our natural resources. This type of renewable energy is produced by the wind. When the wind blows the turbines turn and create power. Wind energy is the most established of the renewables, constituting 1% of global energy production, or about $51.4 billion in 2008, and accounting for more than 50% of global investment in renewable energy in 2009. It can also be the most cost-efficient, especially when large installations using large turbines can take advantage of economies of scale. [ (wikinvest.com) ]
Another renewable energy resource is solar energy. Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Sunlight, or solar energy, can be used directly for heating and lighting homes and other buildings, for generating electricity, and for hot water heating, solar cooling, and a variety of commercial and industrial uses [ (NREL) ]. By absorbing the sun’s rays

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