The legendary James Hansen, one of the first scientists to warn about global warming way back in the 80s, recently said that the real key to preventing climate change is reducing home energy use. Considering that in many countries, especially the developed countries household energy consumption accounts for upto 40% of the total power generation, they are indeed a force to reckon.
Any energy conservation and efficiency measures once applied at the home have the potential to unlock Megawatts of power regardless of which country you are from. Saving electricity doesn’t just save money, it saves on pollution. At your home when you watching that soccer match, you cannot smell pollution, can you? Or when you making dinner, the only smell you get is that of the delicious food you preparing.
Its way different than when you driving your automobile, because you can smell the pollution. Well tell you what? They pollute the atmosphere, just that with electricity the pollution is at the power plant in tonnes and tonnes of Carbon dioxide and monoxide. Every time you turn on the lights, you create a little pollution. In fact, the average home pollutes more than the average car! So saving electricity doesn’t just put money in your pocket, it helps keep the air and water clean, too.