National Energy Conservation Day

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Mar 2, 2022, 8:46

Since their existence, humankind has always found ways to make the most of natural sources. Our intelligence and presence of mind have made us come this far. Now we cannot imagine a life without energy consumption. However, we are very much aware of the harm we cause because of our excessive energy consumption.

We must also understand that it's our responsibility to secure enough energy for the upcoming generations. And for that, we need to use the energy moderately and save as much as possible. This is something that most people fail to understand; they don't find it necessary to save energy for the future. They don't understand that their children may have to suffer because of their carelessness one day. To make people aware of climate change, global warming, and the need for conserving energy, 14 December is celebrated as the National Energy Conservation Day in India every year.

National Energy Conservation Day History

Many discussions, debates, and conferences took place across India to observe National Energy Conservation Day as a success. The day has been celebrated across India with great enthusiasm every year on 14th December since 1991. To handle the issue of global warming and climate change, BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) decided to implement the Energy Conservation Act back in the year 2001. BEE helps the government by sharing ideas for energy consumption and makes sure to make the National Energy Conservation Day a grand success every year by organizing various events across the country.

Each year, there's a special theme to make the objectives of the celebration more effective. National Energy Conservation Day 2021's theme for 'Azadi KaAmrit Mahotsav: Energy Efficient India' and 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Cleaner Planet.'

Importance of Energy Conservation

We cannot imagine a moment in our life without energy; we need energy like we need air and water. We use various devices throughout the day to live a comfortable life. Of course, there's no harm in that. The problem begins when we start wasting energy.

As previously mentioned, some people don't spend time thinking about what their future generation might go through if they don't become cautious about their actions. They don't think about how horrible the situation would be if we had no resources of energy left on earth. The resources that most of us use are non-renewable, and the renewable ones are not yet advanced and accessible enough to be used worldwide.

Research says that the amount of energy we have left on earth will serve us only for up to the next 40 years. We have already caused enough harm to the earth, and now it's high time we start acknowledging it and take proper actions to make this world a better place. With moderate energy usage and proper conservation, we can slowly start improving the current scenario. Energy conservation is now a must to reduce the amount of strain we put on our environment. Plus, energy conservation will also help us save money as the electricity bill will be much lower.

Measures for Energy Conservation

By making small changes in our everyday life, we can make a huge difference. Each person can do their bit by eliminating unnecessary usage of electronic instruments such as lights, fans, air conditioners, and others. The main motive behind the celebration of National Energy Conservation Day is to make people more conscious about their lifestyle.

The primary energy source we use now comes from fossil fuels, coal, natural gas, etc., that take millions of years to form. And the worst part is that they are not renewable. Therefore, we must focus more on generating energy from renewable resources such as solar energy, wind energy, hydro energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy, etc.

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FAQs on National Energy Conservation Day

Q.1) What is the theme for National Energy Conservation Day 2021?

Ans. The theme for National Energy Conservation Day 2021 is 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Energy Efficient India' and 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Cleaner Planet.'

Q.2) Who is the father of Energy Conservation Day?

Ans. Famous physicist Arthur H. Rosenfeld is known as the father of Energy Conservation Day.

Q.3) When is National Energy Conservation Day celebrated?

Ans. The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated in India on 14th December every year.