October 07, 2019
If you really think about it, civilization is merely an orderly arrangement of matter and a harmonious flow of energy. We use energy for everything—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. Energy powers our homes, schools and offices. We use it to transport us from one place to another. All our gadgets run on energy.
In the last three centuries, humankind has progressed beyond imagination. Our energy needs have also skyrocketed. These needs are largely met by fossil fuels, which pollute our environment with toxic emissions that cause climate change. It is clear that our dependence on fossil fuels is unsustainable.
With this clarity has come a burning desire to find better alternatives. Renewable sources of energy, like the sun, wind, water and biomass, present a viable and long-term solution.
But do we have enough information about our energy needs and these alternatives? This GSP manual on energy helps gauge energy-consumption patterns in schools, and educates us about the ways in which we can improve the overall scenario of electricity use in schools.