According to the Wikipedia,
An energy crisis is any great bottleneck (or price rise) in the supply of energy resources to an economy. In popular literature though, it often refers to one of the energy sources used at a certain time and place, particularly those that supply national electricity grids or serve as fuel for vehicles.
Energy crisis is an extensive and intricate topic. It is the alarm that the world’ unending need and requirements on the limited natural resources that are used to fuel the industrialized society are deteriorating as the demand rises. These natural resources are in limited supply. Although they do occur in nature, it can take centuries of thousands of years to refill the supplies. Governments and societies are functioning to make the use of renewable resources main concern, and to minimize the careless and negligent use of natural supplies through improved preservation. Non-Aligned Members have in the recent past brought up this issue with recurring force in their summits and meetings owing to its increasing crisis. Discussing the issue NAM has out rightly reprimanded the present generation for being self-centred with the least amount of care for the future.
“A point has been reached in history when we must outline our actions all over the planet with a more far-sighted care for their ecological consequences. Through unawareness or lack of concern we can do immense and irreparable damage to the earthly environment on which our existence and welfare depend. On the other hand, through awareness and much wiser action, we can attain for ourselves and our posterity a better life in an environment more in keeping with human needs and hopes … To preserve and get better the human environment for present and future generations have become an imperative goal for mankind.”
NAM has asked its member states to be cautious about the depletion and work in a much cordial collaboration with their nations and each other so to reduce the overconsumption, manage increase in the population, aging infrastructure causing more power consumption, using unexplored renewable energy options, energy wastage, poor distribution system, and, wars are another main concern to look after. Apart from these NAM has come up with several guidelines for its member states to adopt and follow so to help the government’s and several individual’s efforts to work towards securing a better energy fuelling future for its generations.
1. Move Towards Renewable Resources:
The finest possible resolution is to trim down the world’s reliance on non-renewable resources and to develop overall preservation efforts. Much of the industrialized era was created using fossil fuels, however, there is also known technology that uses other types of renewable energies – such as steam, solar and wind. The chief worry isn’t so much that we will run out of gas or oil, but that the use of coal is going to persist to contaminate the environment and obliterate other natural resources in the course of mining the coal that it has to be replaced as an energy source. This isn’t going to be easy but every step counts so start working towards it today.
2. Lighting Controls:
There are innumerable new technologies there that make lighting controls that can help to save a lot of power and currency for the long run. To begin with, preset lighting controls, slide lighting, touch dimmers, integrated lighting controls are a small number of them that can help to conserve energy and reduce overall lighting costs. Also LED’s and CFL’s are very efficient in help consuming less energy which can be propagated as a better solution to opt for than normal lights all over the globe.
3. Easier Grid Access:
Citizens who use diverse options to produce power must be given authorization to plug into the grid and getting acknowledgment for power you feed into it. The harassment of getting credit of supplying extra power back into the grid should be removed. Besides, subsidy on solar panels should be given to persuade more individuals to explore renewable options.
4. Energy Simulation:
Energy simulation software can be used by big companies and corporations to remodel building unit and lessen running business energy cost. Engineers, architects and designers could use this plan to come up with much more energy efficient buildings and shrink carbon footprint.
5. Perform Energy Audit:
Encouraging more and more individuals and families to adopt energy audit so to help themselves economically as well doing a favour to planet earth as a whole. Energy audit when done by a professional can help you to reduce your carbon footprint, save energy and money and avoid energy crisis.
6. Common Stand on Climate Change:
In cooperation developed and developing countries should implement a common stand on climate change. They should focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through an efficient cross border method. With present population growth and over consumption of resources, the consequences of global warming and climate change cannot be ruled out. Both developed and developing countries must focus on emissions cuts to cut their discharge levels to half from existing levels by 2050.