The people of India, each year, celebrate the 14th of December as the National Energy Conservation day, in order to spread awareness about the importance of energy as well as saving energy by using less of it, amongst people.
The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in 2001. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional body which comes under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the energy use.
WHAT IS THE ENERGY CONSERVATION?
Energy conservation is basically employing less energy in our daily tasks by avoiding the unnecessary utilization of energy.
Energy conservation is the only way which helps in replacing the non-renewable resources like fossil fuels, crude oil, coal, natural gas, etc. with the renewable energy.
HOW CAN YOU CONSERVE ENERGY?
There are many ways in which one can conserve energy starting with small steps like turning off the fans lights, submersible, heater when running unnecessarily.
Some other ways in which energy can be saved-
– A huge amount of energy can be saved by the natural lightings and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) of 15W, which consume only 1/4th of the energy consumed by others. Fluorescent bulbs, linear fluorescent retrofit, solar charged flashlight, sky lights, smart windows, LED lighting and solar lights are also energy efficient sources.
– Insulation also plays big role in energy conservation, as it decreases the thermal losses in winter seasons as well as thermal gains in summer seasons. For example; natural wool insulation, house insulation, cotton insulation, VOCs in fiberglass insulation, thermal insulation, cellulose insulation and etc.
SIGNIFICANT ROLES OF INDIAN CITIZENS IN ENERGY CONSERVATION
Each and every citizens of the India must be aware about how to use energy efficiently. They should follow all the rules, regulations and policies implemented by the Government of India in order to support the energy efficiency. Citizens of India can pay their direct contribution to the campaign of ‘reduce energy use’ throughout the 11th Five Year Plan period. Children are the bright future and hope for the country to bring positive changes as well as to enhance the economic condition of the country.
KEY FACTS :
1. Bright lighting at work places leads to the variety of problems like stress, headache, blood pressure, fatigue and reduces work efficiency of workers. Whereas, natural day lighting enhances the productivity level of workers and reduces the energy consumption.
2. Petroleum Conservation Research Association was established by the Indian government in India in the year 1977 to promote energy efficiency and conservation among Indian people in their every walk of life.
3. Water conservation also leads to the better energy conservation. There is wastage of around thousands of gallons water per year, which can actually be utilized to garner hydro energy.