Q. 164.5( 4 Votes )

(a) What are the environmental consequences of the increasing demand for energy?
(b) What steps would you suggest to reduce energy consumption ?

Answer :

(a) Some of the environmental consequences of the increasing demand for energy are the following:

(i) The combustion of fossil fuels produces gases which cause acid rain which damages the crops and aquatic life.

(ii) The burning of fossil fuels produces gases that cause the greenhouse gas effect and eventually leading to global warming.

(iii) Wood is used as a fuel which is obtained by cutting forests. Deforestation disturbs the nature cycle.

(iv) The construction of hydropower plants is disturbing ecological balance.

(v) Nuclear power plants cause radioactive reactions which is toxic in nature.

(b) Some of the steps which can be taken to reduce energy consumption are as follows:

(i) We must save electricity by switching off lights, fans and other such electrical appliances.

(ii) Use energy efficient electrical appliances such as compact fluorescent lamps.

(iii) Pressure cookers should be used for cooking food instead of cooking in open wares. This will save fuel.

(v) Solar water heaters should be used for heating water as well as cooking.

(vi) Bicycles should for travelling short distances.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Fundamentals of Heat Energy47 mins
Overview of Nuclear Energy47 mins
Different Types of Potential Energy33 mins
Foundation | Archeological Sources37 mins
Strong Your Concept of Electric EnergyFREE Class
Electric Potential Energy48 mins
About Mass-Energy Equivalence104 mins
Foundation | Period and Sources of Ancient Indian History33 mins
All About Mass-Energy Equivalence56 mins
Nature of Roots of Quadratic Equations51 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses