Affordable and Clean Energy

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Amanda Lange Salvia, Tony Wall

Energy Conservation: Concept and Approaches

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Conservation means carefully using valuable natural substances that exist in limited amounts to ensure that the natural resources will be accessible for as long a time as possible. Energy conservation refers to any behavior and effort made to reduce the energy consumption by using less, control, allocate wisely and well managed in using the resources. It is also known as a process of reducing demand on a limited supply of energy resources, and this conservation effort will be enabling supply to rebuild itself, for example, the way to conserve the fossil fuel usage and the alternative new way to tap into the earth’s capacity to supply to ensure that the commonly used resources did not strain thoroughly. It can be achieved either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service used.

Specifically, energy conservation was expounding as reducing the environmental footprint of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Resource Management and Consumer Studies/ Sustainable Consumption Research Center of Excellence, Faculty of Human EcologyUniversity Putra MalaysiaUPM SerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute for Environment and DevelopmentNational University of MalaysiaUKM BangiMalaysia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Md. Mahmudul Alam
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Economics, Finance and BankingUniversiti Utara MalaysiaSintokMalaysia