What is relevance of oil and gas conservation in daily life?Punkso81 - 7 Answers
I think there are several good reasons to conserve oil and gas in our daily lives.
1. Oil and gas are non-renewable resources, so it's not a question of IF they will run out, but when. I think we owe it to our children and grandchildren to use such a great resource responsibly.
2. Even if you don't believe that they are contributing to global climate change (I do), oil and gas also cause a lot of air pollution, which is contributing to rising rates of asthma and other respiratory problems, especially in cities. Extracting can also cause considerable ecological damage, as we were just reminded with the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In this case, the economic damage is also likely to be extreme, since the Gulf of Mexico is a major tourist destination and one of the world's best fisheries. The entire fishing and tourism industries down there may be put on hold for several years, while the spill is cleaned up and fish stocks recover.
3. Irresponsible use of oil and gas resources also increases our reliance on unstable and frequently unfriendly countries such as Iraq, Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. Even if it were possible to extract it without serious environmental damage, the US does not have sufficient oil and gas resources to meet our needs for more than a short time. The more dependent we are on foreign oil, the more power the oil producing countries have over us and the less ability we have to influence their actions. We've been kissing up to the Saudis for years while they fund super-fundamentalist Wahabbist schools and mosques all over the Muslim world, driving up anti-American sentiment and encouraging terrorists. This has got to stop!
The US has fairly insignificant oil and gas resources, but some of the best wind and solar resources in the world. We should be at the forefront of renewable energy generation, yet we're lagging behind Europe and even China because the oil and gas companies have so much political clout here. Until we can catch up with renewables and other clean tech, energy conservation is the best way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and stop sponsoring terrorism every time we drive to the grocery store.
I think cutting down on your use of gas and oil can be helpful on multiple levels. First of all, you may be able to save some money -- reducing unnecessary driving means you'll need gas less. Secondly, you won't be supporting regimes like Saudi Arabia or Venezuela which are major oil exporting nations as much.whether this is a benefit depends on your politics, I guess! Thirdly, you'll be reducing your carbon footprint. I do tend to think global warming is human-caused but I don't approve of attempts to use global warming to raise taxes -- I'd much rather do my part and cut my own carbon emissions voluntarily. Fourthly (and this is most important with regards to conservation) by using less oil and gas today there'll be more to use in the future for various purposes. Some think, for instance, that oil is better used not for energy but rather for plastics....
Oil and natural gas touch our lives in countless ways every day. Together, they supply more than 60 percent of our nationÂ’s energy. They fuel our cars, heat our homes and cook our food.oil and natural gas also help generate the electricity that powers our daily lives!
Getting regular tune-ups will not only make your car more reliable, it will make it burn gas more efficiently, too. Be certain that your air filters are clean--diminished air flow will cost you money at the pump.
I see little benefit to conservation. If we conserve oil in any significant quantity, it causes a reduction in oil prices, then the excess is bought up in bulk by the 'developing' countries of the world, such as China. Of course, if I start riding my bicycle more often now, it won't hurt so bad when I have no other choice....
We need to conserve oil and gas as these natural resources are overused and therefore may become depleted in the future. As a result this is why many people are investigating other alternative sources of energy and power, such as wind and solar power....
It's very simple you can refer to any enclyclopedia'sor you can begin your topic with a nedd of conservation of all resources & then add points like:
use of LPG gas
use of CNG gas
importance of energy resources
What is relevance of oil and gas conservation in daily life...