What is Conservation? Conservation is the use of less energy. The reduction or avoidance of energy loss, or waste by various means (Webster). Almost everyone across the globe uses energy everyday. Energy is used to power transportation, it is used to produce the food that we eat, energy is used for cooking, heating, cooling homes and buildings, lighting, and for industrial factories. Conserving energy is important because conserving saves money, but most importantly it also decreases the requirements for fossil fuels like oil, natural gases, and coal. When there is less use of fossil fuels carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are lowered. CO2 is the main source of global warming as well as other toxic emissions. Although Conservation should begin with recycling inside of neighborhood homes; there have been several scientific improvements in conservation of energy through renewable resources.
Renewable energy is the preferred energy production method. Renewable energy can be obtained by the sun producing Solar Energy that is obtained by mirrors on a Solar Concentrator, by water producing Hydropower and Tidal Energy, from the wind producing Wind Power which uses wind turbines to convert wind energy into electricity, Geothermal Energy which is produced by hot magma, hot dry rocks, springs, and steam produced in the earth, and Biomass that utilizes wastes, straw, and wood chips broken down and converted into energy.
Non-renewable energy is how most of the world’s energy is consumed. Non-renewable energy is produced from fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy (REPP, 2008). The issue with non-renewable energy is the amount of power exhausted to produce the end products: electricity; oil and gas; and pollution. If inhabitants globally consumed less of the earths resources or fossil fuels, there would be less consumptions of energy by factories, thus less pollutants released into the air that contribute to global warming.