On this page we will be having Eneergy saving tips by various experts and peoples over worldvide:
some of the ways through which we can actuaaly save energy are :
1. We can recycle paper as : paper uses 90% less water and 50 % less energy than to manufactur a new paper . It also produces 36 % less CO2 .
2. Using 1 litre of petrol produces about 1 kg of water vapour and 2.17 kg of CO2 . Walking , carpooling or using public transport , will save atleast 2 litres of petrol a week . This will stop the release of 2.17 x 2 x 52 = 225 . 68 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere annually .
3. We all should use CFLS BULBS instead of the normal bubls and tubes : as CFLs use one -third the electricity used by regular bulbs . If every family in India replaces regular light bulbs and CFLs , 1000 mw of power can b saved
4. We can save energy by just seeing that all the unnecessary lights and fans are switched off as most of the energy is wasted like this only by beiny careless
5. In cooking , we should make sure that we minimise our use of microwaves as they uses a lot of electricity and produces 1.3 kg of CO2
OUE EVERYDAY ACTIONS HAVE FAR - REACHING CONSEQUENCES . IT DETERMINES WHETHER LIFE ON EARTH WILL FLOURISH OR NOT . SO , ONE SIMPLE ACTION OR A CHANGE IN OUR HABIT WILL GO A LONG WAY IN SAVING D PLANET……………………………..
Well a great way to start energy conservation project. Let us all start from our home because there are many different ways to save energy at home and therefore we can save money, thus it will be benefitial for ourselves as well as will be good for our environment.
To start with the most basic tip that I always follow and make my parents also follow that. Why to switch on lights in day time?? Why not to use CFLs instead of bulbs and tube-lights??
Talking about kitchen, a place where lots of energy can be saved. While cooking why not to close lid of the utensil and cook at low temperature?? Why not to turn off exhaust fan after 15-20min of cooking?? Why not to make sure that the doors of refrigerators are air-tight??
Well a survey shows that following these simple step benefit in a long term view, either you talk about saving energy or you talk about electricity bills.
In this summer season everyone looks to keep there home as cool as possible. I am looking forward from all you students to post your ideas how to achieve this keeping in mind that we are here to save energy. I will be posting my views on this topic shortly.
Till then be safe and keep energy safe….
Article from the site http://www.energysavingsecrets.co.uk/
Making You Car More Fuel Efficient
Driving a car anywhere is bad for the environment; in fact it's one of the worst things we can do to emit CO2 into the atmosphere and is a direct contributor to climate change. But for those of us who can't do without driving - or simply don't want to give up our beloved vehicles, there are ways to make driving a car more environmentally friendly. If you're smart with the way that you drive, maintain and manage your car, your CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 25%. Read on to see where you can make positive changes.
Plan your Journey
It might seem like a no-brainer, but knowing your route by planning it in advance will reduce the overall number of miles you drive in any single journey. Getting lost isn’t only time consuming and frustrating, but it’s also very inefficient for fuel consumption. Use a route planner website, which will calculate the quickest route available to you. Where possible, try and avoid driving at peak times to minimise the likelihood of you getting stuck in a traffic jam – again, an inefficient use of fuel.
Greener Driving Style
There are lots of things you can do to make your car more fuel efficient simply in the way to choose to drive your vehicle. Here are a few pointers:
* Avoid rapid acceleration - change gears smoothly and quickly
* Avoid rapid braking - stopping suddenly uses up more fuel
* Higher gears use less petrol - change up gears quickly
* Travel at optimum driving speed - at 70mph you could be using up to 30 per cent more fuel than at 50mph
* Rush hour driving – if you’re in a traffic jam and won’t be moving for a while, switch off the engine
Maintenance and Cleaning
If you look after your car properly, you’ll keep it running to its optimum performance level and this will help boost its overall fuel efficiency. Perform regular tests to your vehicle, and ensure that the proper checks, services and MOTs are undertaken by a professional as many times as your car’s handbook recommends. Simple checks, such as keeping the tyre pressure at the right level, will all help keep your car running greener – not to mention making your vehicle safer.
Luggage and Passengers
Attachments to your car, such as luggage carriers, roof racks and trailers can be excellent ways of minimising the number of journeys you need to make when transporting large loads, making them fuel efficient accessories. However when not using these items, you should remove them from your car. The extra weight increases wind resistance, meaning your car needs to burn more fuel to keep it moving.
The more passengers you take on a journey, the more eco-friendly your journey. Driving with a car load of people can actually be as green as completing some journeys using public transport, particularly if you’re reducing the number of vehicles on the road.
A long journey on a hot day can be uncomfortable unless your car is kept cool – but where possible, avoid using the gas guzzling luxury of car air conditioning, which increases fuel consumption by a massive 10%. Instead, wind down windows and make the most of air vents in your car to promote natural air circulation.
Here are a few pointers to help you reduce and reuse more of your waste…
Buy Refillable Items
Purchase products which can be refilled - such as washing up liquid and washing powder. This saves on the packaging you’ll have to dispose of.
Why not start producing your own compost? A composting bin can be inexpensively purchased from your local council. This will reduce the amount of green waste you need to throw in the bin and will also help your garden stay green and luscious.
Reduce the unnecessary plastic wrappings, boxes and paper you throw out whenever you buy something new. You should avoid overly packaged items altogether – after all, the best way to protest against packaging is through your power as a consumer.
Invest in a reusable bag or 'bag for life' so you don't need to use plastic bags unnecessarily. Currently, 100,000 tonnes of plastic bags are thrown away a year needlessly, equivalent to the weight of 70,000 cars. Each bag takes 100 years to decompose.
If you’re a whiz with the internet, why not send cards and letters 21st century style? Sending e-cards and emails rather than paper based mail can save on waste paper. You should also reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by signing up to the Mailing Preference Service. This ensures that your address is taken off junk mail lists.
When looking for something new, you should always try and purchase good quality and durable items that have been built to last. This means that less material will be rendered unwanted and sent to the landfill. Plus, buying quality products will save on the amount of money you spend in the long run.
Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which comes into force later this year, all electrical retailers have a responsibility to your waste. This means that parts of unwanted or broken electrical items that are still in working order can be reused. Ask manufacturers how you can get involved.
Use the Internet
Your junk could be someone's treasure - use an online service such as the Freecycle network. There you can swap and donate items for someone else to make the most from. Or, you may be able to make money from your unwanted goods by trying an online auction website such as eBay.
Donate Items to Charity
If you’re having spring clean in your home, remember that donating unwanted items to charity shops is a worthwhile cause. You should donate reasonably conditioned clothes and any working household objects.
Buy Recycled Items
If it’s possible, always try to buy recycled items. This helps to reduce the overall amount of material that’s going to landfill – and you’ll get an original product with a history to talk about into the bargain!
Around 90% of the eight million disposable nappies used every day end up in a landfill site. Reusable nappies are made from natural fabrics and save money. Disposable nappies are an expensive choice. It’s possible to save over £500 a year by switching to cotton nappies washed and laundered at home - even taking into account the purchase of a washing machine, electricity and washing powder. You can also find more information about re-usable nappies at Eco-Friendly Kids.
Ankit (CyBeR AnKiT)