Term energy conservation refers to different measures that aim to reduce the amount of energy that is currently being used for many different purposes and various industrial activities.
Energy conservation is not the same as energy efficiency though there is a very strong link between these two terms as they are very closely connected, in fact improved energy efficiency is one of the best energy conservation methods.
The primary goal of energy conservation is to save energy. Saving energy also means saving money as well as reducing our dependence on fossil fuels since they are still the dominant fuels.
Energy conservation can also help our environment. Saving energy means reduced fossil fuel usage and this means less CO2 emissions. The increased CO2 emissions are considered by many scientists to be the main reason behind the growing climate change impact.
Each and every one of us can use simple energy conservation methods such as for instance using newer energy-efficient devices, recycle, walking instead of going everywhere with your car, etc.
The energy consumption is growing all across the globe, and with the rise of new economic giants such as China and India world will become even hungrier for energy.
The hunger for energy is usually satisfied with an increased energy production and countries often tend to forget about energy conservation as a great way to react to increased energy demand, especially since energy conservation is better from both environmental as well as from economic point of view when compared with increased energy production (usually in form of increased foreign fuel import).
People need to be more educated about energy conservation and learn that energy conservation methods save both our money as well as our planet.