Energy Conservation

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Energy Sources

Energy sources include electricity, natural gas, fossil fuels, tidal, ocean wave, hydroelectric, nuclear fuel, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass.

Emerging energy technologies include advanced nuclear fission, hydrogen fuel cells, biofuels, electric vehicles, advanced coal technologies.

Difference Between Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency

Energy conservation is reducing a service or consumption in order to save energy.

Energy efficiency is using less energy to perform the same function.

Energy Conservation Examples
  • Turning off lights when leaving the room
  • Lowering thermostat in winter, raising thermostat in summer
  • Driving a motor vehicle for less distance (shorter route, carpool, use public transportation)

Energy Efficiency Examples
  • Using LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs
  • Using an energy-efficient heating/cooling system
  • Repairing leaking ducts and pipes
  • Adding insulation
  • Avoid unnecessary engine idling, make sure tires are properly inflated
  • Fuel consumption of a mid-size car increases by about 1% for every 25 kilograms (55 lbs) of weight in the vehicle

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