guest post by Jennifer Adams, with introductory paragraph by Green and Prosperous
Energy waste is a problem that most developed, and developing, nations are guilty of, with the US and UK being among the top 5 nations that contribute most to energy waste. The problem isn’t only an environmental one: it costs businesses and households billions of dollars and pounds each year, consigns millions of homes to fuel poverty, and squanders opportunities to put all that wasted energy to use in the renewables industry to provide resources for domestic, commercial, and industrial markets.
Many people think of winter as the season with the greatest energy use, as people consume more fuel in order to heat their homes and businesses. However, with temperatures in many parts of the world reaching unprecedented highs, cooling structures eats up an enormous amount of fuel, too. Whatever the season, it’s increasingly important to find ways to decrease our energy consumption. The infographic below contains many tips to help you cut consumption and energy costs at the same time.
image credit: http://sovpsl.com/
Jennifer Adams is the content manager for Sovereign, a UK-based commercial air con company. She is passionate about environmental issues, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or camping with friends and her border collie, Jessie.