Ekološke koristi od očuvanja energije

Smanjenje zagađenja površinskih i podzemnih voda

Ekstrakcija fosilnih goriva kao što su ugalj i nafta iz podzemnih voda degradira i zagađuje snabdevanje podzemnim vodama. Zagađenje vode i može je učiniti neprikladnom za ishranu ljudi i životinja.

Smanjenje narušavanja tla i divljih životinja

Zgrade, oprema i putevi potrebni za ekstrakciju fosilnih goriva i proizvodnju upotrebljive energije predstavljaju poremećaj divljih životinja i prirodnog okruženja. Prirodno stanište je smanjeno na lokalitetu fosilnih goriva, kao i na područjima oko puteva i pruga podignutih za transport sirovina, gde se one prerađuju i koriste.

Manje mogućnosti za izlivanje nafte

Potencijal za izlivanje nafte je poznati rizik naše zavisnosti od fosilnih goriva. Smanjenjem količine energije koju trošimo smanjujemo i količinu nafte koju treba transportovati širom sveta.

Environmental benefits of energy conservation

Reduction of surface and groundwater pollution

Extraction of fossil fuels such as coal and oil from underground degrades and contaminates the groundwater supply. Water pollution and can make it unfit for human and animal consumption.

Reducing soil disruption and wildlife

The buildings, equipment and roads needed to extract fossil fuels and produce usable energy are a disorder of wildlife and the natural environment. Natural habitat has been reduced at the site of fossil fuels as well as in areas around roads and railways erected to transport raw materials, where they are processed and used.

Fewer opportunities for oil spills

The potential for oil spills is a known risk of our dependence on fossil fuels. By reducing the amount of energy we consume we are also reducing the amount of oil that needs to be transported around the world.