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Saving Energy

Some sources of energy are called renewable energy because they are constantly being renewed or restored. These include solar, wind, geothermal and hydro energy.
However, many of the other forms of energy we use in our homes and cars are not being replenished. This is especially true for the fossil fuels (e.g., coal and oil) which took millions of years to be created. Once the limited supplies of these non-renewable energy sources are used up, they are gone forever.
How can we save energy?
Of course, it would be impossible to stop using energy, but we can try to use less in our daily activities. At home, you can monitor how successful your efforts have been by comparing your family's electricity usage on each month's BELCO bill. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Wear fewer clothes indoors when it is hot, so you will not have to run air conditioners or fans as much. When the colder months arrive, wear more clothes indoors so you will not have to turn on electric (or gas) heaters.
Always turn off all the lights when you leave a room and turn off your TV or radio when you are not using them.
Replace your regular light bulbs with special lights called "compact fluorescent lights." These bulbs use about one quarter of the energy of regular light bulbs. To save the most energy, install them in light fixtures that are on for several hours at a time.
You can also save energy in indirect ways by following the three Rs:
Reduce: Buy products without much packaging and wrapping.
Reuse: Share your clothes and toys with others after you outgrow them. No matter what products you use, from video games to sneakers, energy was used to make and deliver them.
Recycle: When we recycle items such as aluminum cans and plastic or glass bottles, there is less energy used than what it took to make them from raw material. Also, look for products which are made of or packaged in recycled material.
To make sure we have plenty of energy for the future, it's up to all of us to use energy efficiently and conserve as much as we can.

Some sources of energy are called renewable energy because they are constantly being renewed or restored. These include solar, wind, geothermal and hydro energy.

However, many of the other forms of energy we use in our homes and cars are not being replenished. This is especially true for the fossil fuels (e.g., coal and oil) which took millions of years to be created. Once the limited supplies of these non-renewable energy sources are used up, they are gone forever.

How can we save energy?Of course, it would be impossible to stop using energy, but we can try to use less in our daily activities. At home, you can monitor how successful your efforts have been by comparing your family's electricity usage on each month's BELCO bill. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Wear fewer clothes indoors when it is hot, so you will not have to run air conditioners or fans as much. When the colder months arrive, wear more clothes indoors so you will not have to turn on electric (or gas) heaters.Always turn off all the lights when you leave a room and turn off your TV or radio when you are not using them.

Replace your regular light bulbs with special lights called "compact fluorescent lights." These bulbs use about one quarter of the energy of regular light bulbs. To save the most energy, install them in light fixtures that are on for several hours at a time.

You can also save energy in indirect ways by following the three Rs:Reduce: Buy products without much packaging and wrapping.

Reuse: Share your clothes and toys with others after you outgrow them. No matter what products you use, from video games to sneakers, energy was used to make and deliver them.

Recycle: When we recycle items such as aluminum cans and plastic or glass bottles, there is less energy used than what it took to make them from raw material. Also, look for products which are made of or packaged in recycled material.

To make sure we have plenty of energy for the future, it's up to all of us to use energy efficiently and conserve as much as we can.

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