Most people think of finding a new cheap electricity provider when their bills seem to skyrocket every month. That isn’t usually the reason why though, most of the time all that is needed is a little responsibility on how you consume energy every day. It is not always the provider’s fault that you have to pay too much every month when your neighbor doesn’t even pay half of what you do. All you need is to know how to conserve energy and optimize how you use your gadgets and appliances.
Another thing to note is, with the depletion of our natural resources, our planet will run out of electricity power to give in about a hundred years. Of course there will always be other forms of energy to exploit, and most of them are healthy for our earth, but as of today why not conserve power when we can? You don’t have to do anything big. Like every time you brush your teeth, to conserve water you turn off the faucet you can do the same with electricity. Turn off the appliances that you don’t need and that’s good enough, for starters.
Some people don’t appreciate the value of what electricity gives. You see they were born with it freely given (figuratively); they don’t go out to factories where power is generated and distributed for consumption. They don’t know that people work so hard to provide consumers the power they need day by day. And most people don’t know that although needed, electricity generation kills the earth bit by bit, year by year.
We have been too dependent with electricity but we don’t appreciate and know its making. We get frustrated by the overwhelming bills we have every month but we are not sensitive on how we consume energy. We have been offered alternative energy from “green” electricity providers like Green Mountain Energy, but we usually go for traditional. We have been too complacent on what we already have that we want change but were looking at the wrong direction. Maybe it’s time we listen to good judgment and take proper advice?
As was stated, alternative sources of energy, rather than the fossil extracted ones and the brown coal generated ones are available at our disposal. But most of all what we need is the constraint; to use only what is needed. We have to take into consideration that what we have can be depleted and if we don’t become responsible consumers, well, let’s just say that the worst won’t be expected by us but by the future generations ahead of us.
Save energy, use it well and don’t look for answers in the wrong places. The cheapest electricity we can get is through using it sparsely and well.