|October 21st has been declared the World Energy Saving Day. The energy sources we use in everyday life originate from processes that generate pollution to the environment and consumption of natural resources. For these reasons the world day of energy saving originates, to reflect on our habits and what we can do for a better use of it.
Our society is characterized by the great industrial and technological development, including great advances in telecommunications as well as in the production of appliances and high-tech household utensils, which move or function thanks to the electric energy that is obtained both from the hydraulic force (hydroelectric) and oil (thermoelectric).
Nature provides the main sources of energy that moves our world, but to the extent that their more and more intensive exploitation implies an exhaustion of them, it is necessary to give them a rational use and in correspondence with social and also environmental needs.
TIPS TO SAVE ENERGY
Cycle through the city and press your City Hall to create a bike path.
Do not switch on electrical appliances if you do not need them at that time.
Turn off the gas key at night and when you go on vacation.
Using energy-saving bulbs, although they are more expensive, they last much longer and consume much less energy.
Always choose energy efficient appliances (class A or higher) and suitable for your needs, in the end, will come cheaper.
SAVE ENERGY IN LIGHTING
Uses energy-saving light bulbs. They last 5 to 10 times longer and consume less.
Take advantage of natural light whenever you can.
Never leave lights on in unoccupied rooms.
Replacing a single 100-watt incandescent bulb with a low-energy bulb can prevent the emission of more than half a ton of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.
SAVE ENERGY IN HOT WATER
Replaces bathroom with shower.
For the domestic hot water supply consider the use of solar thermal panels.
COSTA RICA 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
For these countries to use renewable energy massively is not a goal to achieve, but a goal to maintain. Making the most of their natural resources, Costa Rica is one of these countries have made the dream of having a 100% renewable energy source in 2017.
When more than 30 years ago Costa Rica started talking about the clean energy it seemed like a joke, but it did not take long for others to copy their steps. To this day, the country known as the Central American Switzerland has begun to reap great successes beyond promises and good intentions.
Costa Rica is moving steadily to become the first 100% renewable Latin American country, taking advantage of hydroelectric, geothermal, solar and biomass resources. In this sense, Daniel Yépez, a renown expert on Energy Efficiency, has driven efforts -through a series of lectures, open chats, and symposia on this subject- to make entrepreneurs awake to the huge benefits of using “green” energy sources either in the short and middle term.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) indicates that the country is close to reaching a new milestone in its energy history: becoming the first country in Latin America to be powered by 100% renewable energy.
In addition, the government set itself the goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy, and for that purpose.