March 24, 2013
Jocelyn Hunt CET, MPA
Energy conservation should be one of the most research and implemented things we have in our homes today. When we think about energy conservation we think about solar, wind, and water to provide energy. These three renewable energy sources are answers to a lot of questions and help with cutting down on using the nonrenewable sources like coal, natural gas, and oil. With energy conservation we can help protect what we have on this earth, but we can also make sure there is something for our children to have when they are grown.
Renewable energy is one of the most unused energy sources out there. We have the wind, solar, and water just to name a few. When we use these energy sources not only could we cut down the energy cost for most Americans, but we could save some of the nonrenewable energy sources, such as natural gas, oil, and coal. When you decide to change to renewable energy this might be costly, but in the long run it will pay for itself. It will also help cut down on CO2 production in your home. When using renewable energy sources you have a better in and out door air quality (Ozone, 2012). This would cut down on health issues such as headaches and not getting enough sleep or even death in the worse case outcome (Ozone, 2012).
Wind and water are also a good source of renewable energy sources. Not only do they supply power planets and heat homes and or electrical devices, it helps cut down on energy cost (Anarbaev & Zakhidov, 2011). When using natural resouces that we see and hear and feel everyday this helps bring down the use of coal, natural gas, and oil products that hurt our enviroment.
The "Epa" (2013) website say, when considering using renewable energy think about this, when we see wind mills or Nigra Falls, we think that it is a wonderful site to see, but it also is a place that produces energy and helps conserve energy and it also provides jobs to millions of people. When you want to use wind or water you have to have a large enough area to up hold this amount of work that needs to be done and make sure that it is not on to much greenland ("Epa", 2013).
Effect and Affect
With energy conservation we have to look at all sides of the equation. We have renewable energy resources that cause little to no harm to the planet or to humans. With the nonrenewable resources we run into it running out and depleting the ozone lays (Ozone, 2012). The effect far weight out the affects because one you have and endless supply of solar, wind, and water to power things and heat a home. With coal, natural gas, and oil once it is gone it is gone. With energy conservation we have to think about the effects and the affects it has on not just the earth but us as a human as well and what it will help with and will not help with.
One of the major things that energy conservation helps with is the cut down on the use of nonrenewable energy sources, but it also cuts down on health problems as well along with cutting down on money being spent to heat a home or run a car or a business (Ozone, 2012). With so much to be gained by using the renewable energy the use of nonrenewable should be a thing of the past. With energy conservation doing little things will help changing out light bulbs and switching to energy sufficient appliances. The purchase of these products not only cut down on your monthly bills but also helps with using less energy. Also think about purchasing a system that uses the air and heat from underground to heat your home. Say that it is 3 degrees out side, well underground stay at a constant 60 degrees, so the air is circulated from underground to your home, thus keeps the home warm with out using oil or gas to heat your home ("Geothermal ", 2013). This is just one of many ways you can conserve energy. Yes, some of the things to manage to conserve energy are...