Climate change could significantly affect consumer demand for energy in buildings, as changing temperatures may alter heating and cooling loads. Warming climates could also lead to the increased adoption and use of cooling technologies in buildings. We assess residential electricity and natural gas demand under multiple climate change projections. As climate change contributes to an increase in average temperatures and unusually hot days, we use more energy. As a result, people will likely have to spend more money on electricity for cooling. Increased use of air conditioning could also lead to more greenhouse gas emissions and further climate change because more electricity must be generated to meet this increased demand. Burning fossil fuels for electricity is one of the largest sources of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing energy use in your home saves you money, increases our energy security, and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy. If you are planning to install a small renewable energy system to provide for your electricity needs, such as a solar electric system or small wind turbine, reducing your electricity loads is the first step—saving you money by allowing you to purchase a smaller system.
To help reduce their peak power demands and save money, many utilities are introducing programs that encourage their customers to use electricity during off-peak hours. The programs pass on the savings to you, the customer, through rebates or reduced electricity rates.
Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task – that is, eliminating energy waste. Energy efficiency brings a variety of benefits: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing demand for energy imports, and lowering our costs on a household and economy-wide level. While renewable energy technologies also help accomplish these objectives, improving energy efficiency is the cheapest – and often the most immediate – way to reduce the use of fossil fuels. A wide range of products of Intelizon offers you a steady usage renewable source of solar energy and also achieve energy efficiency at the same time. Intelizon products use DC technology and applications that offer the promise of enhanced energy efficiency, improved power quality and reliability, and inherent alignment with renewable and clean energy development. For example, ZONHOME is the first of its kind Design it yourself (DIY) 12V DC-DC converter. It has an integrated Li+ battery and smart charge controller that enable an efficient load management system and 50-90% energy savings. It provides safe and reliable power to operate DC appliances. Other products such as the Zonhome+, Zonbulb, Zonlamp, Zonstreet, Zonstreet+etc also use energy-efficient Li-ion batteries, DC power supply and reliable renewable energy like solar energy and have reduced 18,000+ tonnes CO2 emissions and saved 25GWh+ electricity saved.
There are enormous opportunities for efficiency improvements in every sector of the economy, whether it is buildings, transportation, industry, or energy generation. The way people use these technologies will significantly impact their effectiveness.
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