Mention the environmental consequences of the increasing demand for energy. List four steps you would suggest to reduce the consumption of energy.

Increasing demand for energy leads to the overconsumption of non-renewable sources of energy such as coal and petroleum. The overutilization of these sources of energy also emits harmful gases which is hazardous for living organisms.

Five steps to reduce the consumption of energy are:

(i) More usage of public transport instead of using personal vehicles as it will reduce the consumption of fuel.

(ii) Avoid the usage of non-renewable sources of energy and shift towards renewable sources of energy such as solar energy in the form of solar cooker or solar light.

(iii) Use stairs instead of the elevator if possible while climbing the floor of a building.

(iv) Replace normal tube lights with less-electricity-consuming tube lights like CFL. Less electric consumption can save coal utilization.

(v) Reducing the usage of nonbiodegradable substances and reuse and recycle those substances will reduce the usage of coal and petroleum products. 


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Updated on: 16-Jan-2023


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