Conservation of Energy

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Energy supplies can be extended by the conservation, or planned management, of currently available resources. There are three types of energy conservation practices. The first is curtailment; doing without. For instance, cutting back on travel to reduce the amount of gasoline burned. The second is overhaul; changing the way people live and the way goods and services are produced. For example, slowing further urbanization of society by using less energy-intensive materials in production processes and decreasing the amount of energy consumed by certain products such as cars. The third type is the more efficient use of energy; adjusting to higher energy costs. An example is investing in cars that go father per gallon or insulating houses. Societies most commonly adopt this option because it requires less drastic changes in lifestyle.

Increased energy efficiency helps the world energy balance and productive conservation is no less an energy alternative than the energ

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