Energy is everyone’s concern. Conserving energy is a local issue demanding the participation every individual in a village, city , state or county. Each one of us must enlist how much energy we consume and for what purpose. There is a great potent for better conservation and management of energy . Energy is wasted nearly everywhere.
People should be made aware about the need to overcome conservation of energy. Programs on educating public and creating awareness on energy conservation and management can be implemented and can be regulated systematically. On the demand side , a variety of economics, administrative and community based measures can help to conserve energy immediately.
In the long run growing population growth will slow the increase in demand for energy and help buy more time to develop energy conservation and management strategies.New emphasis should be laid on the reduction of non-renewable sources. People should be educated and trained to use the sources of renewable energy.
As we have observed in the preceding pages, Sun’s energy is the ideal energy source which is supposed to be utilized in a large scale. To make it cost effective, we need to subsidize the cost by levying taxes on polluting and conventional energy sources. We also need to discover cheaper materials that can be used to manufacture solar equipments. We also need to produce these equipments on a large scale so that economies of scale can be achieved. We, right now, need to make our mother Earth a clean and a pure place to live on, as it ought to hold on to many upcoming generations. In fact, we owe it to our future generation to let them live with the breath of fresh air. As Henry David Thoreau has said:
"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
The use of solar energy offers huge potential for natural resource and climate protection and for the expansion of renewable energies on the road to a future-oriented energy supply.