The And Environmental Energy Conservation

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Growing up my dad would always say “switch off the lights, save power” and “do not waste things, other people need to use it” those statements instilled in me an indelible dislike for wastage of any kind and to be considerate of other people’s needs like just my dad. These doctrines helped also helped to forge my interest in recycling and environmental energy conservation especially now as the demand for energy resources is growing at an alarming rate. Chevron PLC stated in an article that the world population currently around 7 billion is projected to grow by 1 billion in the next isus12 years, especially in NOECD or developing countries as predicted by the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), this growth would result in more demand for energy resources particularly global fossil fuel consumption, clean water supply, electricity as well as food and shelter. Having grown up in Nigeria, a country with a population of 167 million persons and ranked as the seventh crude oil producer in the world, the largest oil-producing country in Africa, it is ironic that about 117.8 million Nigerians rely on fuels such as animal dung, crop residues, wood, charcoal and kerosene as sources of energy to cook and to power lanterns, an estimated 60 million Nigerians own generators, and spend an estimated N1.56 trillion ($13.35m) annually to fuel them. Only about 40% of the populations have access to electricity supply which is not consistent and 60% of the time they have to endure
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