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Energy conservation involves use of lesser energy for the same level of activity. We must conserve energy because of a number of reasons.

  • Demand exceeds supply

  • Energy saved is energy generated

  • Fuels are limited

Concept of Alternative

  • We all agree that our prime concern today should be to utilise energy in such a manner that it can be made to last for as long as possible. Energy is renewable and non-renewable.

  • If we want to stretch our non-renewable sources of energy we have to supplement them with the renewable sources.

  • The non-renewable sources of energy are also known as the conventional sources of energy.

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Image of Energy Options for the Future

Image of Energy options for the future

Advantages of Using the Non-Conventional Sources of Energy

  • There is a never-ending supply.

  • These are easily available.

  • Production and use of non-conventional energy are always pollution free and leaves the environment clean.

  • These are locally produced. Here there is low cost of distribution.

  • Energy production units can be started on a small scale. Hence, heavy investment is not required.

  • Job opportunities for the local people are opened up.

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