What is Energy Conservation?
Simply put, energy conservation has to do with reducing energy use.
The important question is: Why is this important? Our expanding population increases the demand for energy. Currently, the majority of our energy needs are met through non-renewable resources. In other words, resources that will eventually run out. In addition to their limited nature, many of these resources end up polluting our environment.
Getting back to why energy conservation is important - reducing personal energy use saves money, preserves natural resources, protects the environment, and ensures future generations will be able to enjoy many of the comforts to which we've become accustomed.
The following Pyramid of Conservation provides an overview of the actions you can take to reduce energy use. Click on the image below to go to an interactive image at Minnesota Power's Power of One Portal.