Energy conservation and green planet relation
We all know the basics of renewable and non renewable sources of energy, which are also commonly referred to as unlimited or limited energy resources respectively. The concept is simple: the energy resources that are unlimited in provision and can be used forever without any practical depletion are known as unlimited sources of energy. These include solar, wind and hydro energy. The unlimited sources of energy are of course fossil fuels, oil and coal. These have limited reserves on Earth, and ecological scholars are of the opinion that the present of consumption of these non renewable sources of energy may result in them being used up within the next fifty years.
This not only means that the future generation of human beings on this planet will NOT have any access to these forms of energy resources, but they will also suffer from the side effects of using these up so quickly. One of the main side effects is global warming that is being experienced all over the world. Another one is the carbon footprint, which basically refers to the amount of carbon dioxide contributed to the earth’s atmosphere by any individual, race or industry.
Energy conservation techniques adopted by industries
In the past ten years the panic caused by global warming has reached epic proportions. Business houses, industries and individuals all over the world are feeling the effects of this phenomenon in many ways. The world’s climatic change has been significant as compared to that half a century back. Everyone knows how the polar ice caps are melting, causing fatal harm to the marine life on earth. This is raising the sea level of the planet, causing cities at a time to drown under water and wiping out thousands of people by cyclones and hurricanes.
Energy conservation has become a significant concern among many people in the world. Corporate houses are trying their best to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet by replacing non renewable sources of energy with renewable ones such as solar energy by building solar panels on the buildings.
The attempt to produce hydro electricity at an industrial level to replace that produced by oil and coal has been massive.
Those industries or businesses that cannot function without depleting these limited energy resources are making efforts to counter the side effects of this depletion by indulging in reforestation, rehabilitating wild life and conserving electricity by using energy efficient equipment.
One of the most common energy conservation tactics used in the corporate world is by the use enterprise energy management software. This program helps keep records of the energy consumption of the total electricity use in the office. This also includes setting up of generators, thermostats and low energy consuming bulbs and HVAC.
Many state and federal agencies provide incentives to industries that help companies in energy conservation. Training employees in simple conservation habits such as switching off electronic equipment after using them or adjusting the cooling system in the office during summer months can save energy to a significant extent.