Hello guys! After a long time, I am back to blogging. Due to various ups and downs and other reasons, I was away from writing. I will be back with Slug Race as well. As for today I am here with a different topic: Energy.
Energy is a very important constituent in our day to day activities. Be it for running a mile on your treadmill, or running to catch the last bus home, every aspect of our life revolves around energy. It is very very valuable. Especially at time when fuel for energy is day by day losing its reserves, alternative sources are being looked for, some of us are squandering it. Here, energy I am talking about Electrical energy (in case you didn’t figure it out).
I can guarantee almost all us, at one point of time have been scolded for high electricity bills by our parents. The reason may be numerous like increase in electricity duties, net metering charges, but also the very reason is: knowingly or unknowingly, we tend to misuse electricity. However, the cost of electricity duties and other charges which are billed by your discom are justified .If you are an electrical engineer, you will know about the maintenance cost and exchange rates, if you know about Power Trading and other activities, that is, you will say it is justified. But that doesn’t mean, your bill cannot be reduced. You have to be extremely responsible and take it as a mission to reduce the energy surcharge.
At this hour, there is an urgent need for reduction of global carbon di oxide emissions. For which, various nations are increasing their Renewable Energy Sources. In India itself, last month, we touched 10 GW of Solar Power which is a renewable energy source. Various steps are being taken to increase the Renewable Energy. By 2022, we are expected to touch 30GW of Solar Power, and I am proud to have become a part of this mission. The reason, we are vouching for renewable energy, like wind, solar, tidal, is that they are clean energy. Carbon di oxide emissions from this resources are very little if not negligible.
Now, it is not possible for everyone to use solar power or wind energy at home, as the cost for installing one unit is very high, but if you have the bucks to install such one, its beneficial for you in the long run. So, we are going to use energy efficient devices at our home, offices and schools. Use electricity responsibly. Most of the time, I am asked how can we reduce the “BILL”. Like how?
Do you know: our laptop emits between44 and 88 kg of
CO2 per year which might be almost one third of the total CO2 emissions at your home.
- Use LED bulbs instead of CFL and incandescent Filament bulbs. They are both energy efficient as well as durable. The cost of LED bulbs are getting lower day by day, so by 2019, our Minister for Power and Coal, Mr. Piyush Goyal has set a deadline to replace around 1 million incandescent bulbswith LED bulbs. If you need to know which LED bulb to choose from, do ping me.
- When I was in college, our college authorities, placed one plague near the switchboard which bore the words: SWITCH OFF LIGHTS, FANS AND AC WHEN NOT IN USE. Yes, when no one is in the living room, switch of that TV and fan. Which was what I was talking about earlier, use electricity responsibly. Stop blaring that tube light when you are doing nothing. Switch of the PC when not in use (Oh! sorry you are still downloading torrents).
- Use BEE star rated electrical appliances. BEE star rating 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. Almost all appliances are BEE rated. So use accordingly.
- During summer, use draperies on your windows which will help reduce energy loss.
- For your computer, use LED/ LCD monitors. If you are not using your PC, switch it off or if you are downloading the latest episode of your favorite series, and cannot switch it off, turn off the monitor. This device alone uses more than half the system’s energy.
There are other methods as well, where we can reduce our electricity bills. But firstly, we have to be responsible in using electricity and help curb CO2 emissions on the way forward for a energy efficient India, a Greener India and obviously a Swacch Bharat. That’s all for today.