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Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Reducing Climate Change Risks ? Issue #3

Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Reducing Climate Change Risks ? Issue #3
By Dr P Dharmalingam • Issue #3 • View online
Dear Friends and Patrons,
Hope you and your loved ones are safe.
Throughout this past highly ‘unprecedented’ year, everyone of us – as individuals, communities, and businesses – have had to rely on each other and look within ourselves to find the strength to tide over these testing times. For many of us, the pandemic forced us to learn new things, be more resilient, and take care of ourselves and our loved ones in ways we did not foresee. 

Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Reducing Climate Change Risks ?
Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task – that is, eliminating energy waste. Energy efficiency brings a variety of benefits: reducing energy consumption, reducing demand for energy imports for our nation, lowering our energy bill on a household and industry and greenhouse gas emissions. 
While renewable energy technologies also help accomplish these objectives, improving energy efficiency is the cheapest – and often the most immediate – way to reduce the use of fossil fuels. There are enormous opportunities for efficiency improvements in every sector of the economy, whether it is buildings, transportation, industry, or energy generation.
Efficiency has often been equated with sacrifice, but efficiency and conservation are not the same thing.
Conservation means a change in behaviour, as in thinking about turning off the lights when you leave the room, whereas efficiency refers to the technological changes that make energy consumption more efficient, thus lowering demand.
Both are critical to lowering emissions, but efficiency requires investments in research, development and deployment by both the private and public sectors.
Energy efficiency is one of the most effective water conservation strategies there is, and the reverse is also true. Energy efficiency is a powerful greenhouse gas emissions reduction tool, but its role in reducing demand for water should not be ignored. It may not be the most glamorous thing to talk about it, but it is the most effective climate change tool we have for the energy sector. As we enter a new decade and face an increasing rate of climate change risks, greater investment in energy efficiency can potentially help mitigate those impacts
When fossil fuels (gas, coal, oil) are burned in power plants to produce electricity, greenhouse gas emissions are also produced. By making a commitment to reducing your energy consumption, power plants will need to produce less electricity, thus reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned every day.
Energy efficient homes and businesses bring us closer to a greener and healthier planet. Reducing your energy usage reduces the demand for fossil fuels and, in turn, lower the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Whats happening with Buildings ?
Building designers are looking to optimize building efficiency and then incorporate renewable energy technologies, leading to the creation of zero-energy buildings. Changes in existing buildings can also be made to reduce energy usage and costs. These may include small steps, such as choosing LED light bulbs and energy efficient appliances, or larger efforts such as upgrading insulation and weatherization.
Help Reduce Climate Change
Climate change results in heat waves, drought, higher sea level, abnormal weather patterns and a greater likelihood of natural disasters. Small steps such as reducing your use of single-use plastics or installing low flow water systems can have a big impact
It Starts at Home
Less demand for energy means less need for harvesting fossil fuels. Here are easy ways to conserve at home
Learn more about Energy Efficiency
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