Energy and how we can save it
Thanks to energy we can live the life we have now: food can last much longer, we can transport ourselves to all parts of the world, we can work on computers, we can cook and we can bathe with hot water, the problem is the coal they use much of the thermoelectric plants around the world and the huge amounts of oil used by many industries that in the end are all forms of having the energy necessary to access the comforts we enjoy today.
The situation is that the number of human beings in the world is growing rapidly, and with us the need for energy grows, even the increase that has been generated in energy consumption since 2,000 is 67% and if we go a little more specifically, a home consumes 3,500 Kwh of electricity per year, which means the emission of 500 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere. And there we have most of the problem!
The production and consumption of energy are mainly responsible for the change in temperature on the planet, which has caused the melting of the poles and the rise in sea level; as well as the increase in pollution in many cities. In 2005, 23% of the electrical energy produced had its origin in nuclear power plants and up to 62% depended on the use of fossil fuels (coal, fuel and gas). This means that only 27% of the energy we currently consume comes from renewable energies such as hydroelectric, solar and wind (obviously the ideal is to use only renewable energy, but we know that this does not depend so much on us ... but on governments or big enterprises)
BUT .. not all of it is bad news .. The good news is that saving energy is one of the easiest ways to help protect the environment. Doing our bit through energy savings, if we all assume this behavior can cause positive changes on our planet.
You can find some of the simplest tips to make this a reality: