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Activities Involved In the Conservation of Natural Resources
The energy consumption of western cities' households stands at about one-third. Energy is a very good example of a natural resource. In as much as it is surprising, efforts have been made since the 21st century to try and conserve these natural resources (Montana Conservation Council, 1956, p. 12). The essay seeks to discuss how some of the activities carried out have been used to promote resource efficiency and sustainable management of natural resources. The essay seeks to detail information on some of the case studies depicting the impacts of these activities.
Promotion of Energy Efficient Bulbs
The energy efficient bulbs are energy economical due to its insignificant consumption of electricity. According to the results obtained by conducting a series of tests, the bulb converts about 80 percent of the electrical power to light energy. The other 20 percent is therefore converted to other forms of energy such as heat. When compared to traditional bulbs, the results were opposite to having 80 percent of the energy wasted by being converted to other forms while 20 percent being converted to light energy.
Adoption of Renewable Energy
One of the ways adoption of renewable energy has contributed towards the conservation of natural resources is through enhancing energy security. When one looks at some of the renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal, all these sources provide viable energy sources that do not run out unlike the fixed energy sources such as oil that will someday be depleted. In the 1970s, the US oil reserves became depleted. As a result, it became dependent on supplies from other countries. The impact felt from such actions tends to not only have negative repercussions on the nation but also on the national energy policy (Munksgaard, Schiöpffe, &…...

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