|How Can We Save Energy?

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|How can we save energy? | |Saving energy means decreasing the amount of energy used while achieving a similar outcome of end use. Using | |less energy has lots of benefits – you can save money and help the environment. Generating energy requires | |precious natural resources, for instance coal, oil or gas. Therefore, using less energy helps us to preserve | |these resources and make them last longer in the future. | |Why is it important to save energy?   | |If people use less energy, there is less pressure to increase the available supply of energy, for example by | |constructing new power plants, or by importing energy from a different country. | |What does “life-cycle” mean? What does it have to do with energy use? | |Nearly all everyday products have an impact in terms of energy, especially when you consider their energy | |requirements across the whole life-cycle: production, use and end-of-life. In many cases the use phase is | |dominating. Plastics, for example, are one of the most resource-efficient materials available. In their use | |phase, plastics products help to save more energy than is needed to produce them: For example, when you choose | |a bottle of water packaged in a light weight material such as plastic, remember that lighter packaging requires| |less energy for transport. Thus, less fuel was used to power the truck that delivered those plastic bottles. | |What can I do to save energy?   | |There are many sources on the web that give you ideas of what you can do to save energy. Here are a few ideas | |to get you started:...
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